Thursday Cinema
The Pruitt-Igoe Myth

Salt Beyoğlu

March 12, 2015 19.00

Still from the film The Pruitt-Igoe Myth (2011) <i>The Pruitt-Igoe Myth</i> [Pruitt-Igoe Miti] (2011) filminden bir kare ©Unicorn Stencil Documentary Films. Fotoğraf: State Historical Society Of Missouri
Still from the film The Pruitt-Igoe Myth (2011) ©Unicorn Stencil Documentary Films. Photo: St. Louis Post-Dispatch

SALT Beyoğlu, Walk-in Cinema

The Pruitt-Igoe Myth (2011)
Director: Chad Freidrichs
83 minutes
English; Turkish subtitles

Destroyed in a dramatic and highly-publicized implosion, the Pruitt-Igoe public housing complex has become a widespread symbol of failure amongst architects, politicians and policy makers. The Pruitt-Igoe Myth explores the social, economic and legislative issues that led to the decline of conventional public housing in America, and the city centers in which they resided, while tracing the personal and poignant narratives of several of the project’s residents.

Initially intended to clean up the slums of the extremely unhealthy living conditions of St. Louis, Missouri, the Pruitt-Igoe public housing development, just years after its 1956 opening, was quickly associated with neglect, vandalism and crime.

Program is free. Reservations are not accepted.

Supported by Garanti Mortgage