1133 Kensington Road NW
Calgary, Alberta T2N 3P4

"Calgary's Affordable Housing Crisis" is a locally produced feature length documentary focused on the affordable housing situation in Calgary and Alberta.

The documentary film has been in production for over a year and has closely followed the crisis in affordable housing through it's various phases and as a result has brought together a fascinating and insightful mix of people, ideas, events and images which examines the social cost of homelessness, the impact of apartments being converted to condos and the rising rents, and how the lack of affordable accomodation for ordinary people is affecting the economy.

The film also looks at the political reaction to the lack of response on the part of the city and provincial government to effectivelydeal with this problem. The film brings together homeless people, the working poor, activists, organizations lke CUPS, Inn From the Cold, the Calgary Homeless Foundation, architects, academics, urban planners, church groups, local and provincial politicans, and many others in a stirring and informative social documentary on a subject which has affected a great number of people.

*The film features scenes from CHAI meetings in August and Sept. 2006, as well as interviews with some CHAI members and coordinators.

Also featured is the music of Calgary artists Andrea Revel,
Lara Taillon and Meg Wilkie.

Brent Spiess, the filmmaker will be in attendance to answer questions after the screening.

Official Website: http://housingaction.ca

Added by jen_mcv on June 11, 2007

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