City Rising is a multi-media documentary that shows how gentrification is deeply rooted in a history of discriminatory laws and practices in the United States. This series illuminates how gentrification is traditionally molded and dictated by those in power. City Rising follows the journey of California communities that are fighting gentrification and features a growing movement of advocates seeking responsible development across the state.
The term “sanctuary” most recently refers to local policies that limit when and if local law enforcement communicates with, or submits to, (often unconstitutional) requests from federal immigration agents. But in a country where over-policing results in 1 in 3 people being arrested at least once by the age of 23, during a time when evolving technology places fingerprint scanners in the palm of every law enforcement officers’ hand, and as we anticipate the growth in...