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Summary

EVEN THE WALLS is a short documentary about the members of a public-­housing neighborhood grappling with the forces of gentrification. Traveling throughout the changing landscape of a once tight-­knit community, and weaving in and out of personal vignettes, the film explores the diversity of experiences had while living in Yesler Terrace. Unable to say goodbye to their homes or to each other, the residents of Seattle's Yesler Terrace continue life as usual, taking care of the neighborhood children and tending their gardens. But time is running out. Over the next few years, developers will be transitioning their public­-housing neighborhood to mixed ­income, mixed retail. While some have already chosen to leave, others are still deciding what they will do next. EVEN THE WALLS collects what evidence is left of more than seven decades of carefully cultivated human connectivity.

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