Think rents are insanely high? Imagine San Francisco without rent control. In a series Mission Local ran a while back, reporter Ayla Albayrak takes a look at an emergency ordinance passed in 1979 to approve rent control.

To show the angst that San Francisco and Mission residents experienced at the time, Albayrak edited clips from “Pushed Out for Profit,” a documentary by filmmaker Charles Bolton before the Board of Supervisors approved rent control.

The film aired on KQED on Sept. 6, 1978.