Holding Down the Fort
Short | 2016; 2021 | Portrait series and Short Documentary Film | 22 minutes
Director + D.P. + Editor + Still Photographer
I first produced an abridged version of this film in 2016. The Senior Housing Preservation-Detroit Coalition presented my early 6 minute cut to a working group of business leaders and advocates whose mission was to retain housing for senior Detroiters. In 2021, I expanded the film into a 20 minute cut. This film is perhaps more pertinent now than it was in 2016. COVID-19 has made elderly Detroit residents more vulnerable than ever.
City as Health Policy Conference, Center for Race and Ethnicity, Rutgers University, April 2016
Screened the film for developers, elected officials, and at conferences across the U.S.