Image courtesy of the San Francisco International Arts Festival

The San Francisco International Arts Festival unveiled its first television program made as part of a series called “In Diaspora: I.D. for the New Majority.” The series focuses on the “ramifications of the shifting demographics of the United States electorate” and it zeroes in on the housing crisis in the Mission.

The program was shot on Oct. 5 at Galeria de la Raza and the Red Poppy Art House.

“We hope you find the results interesting and thought-provoking as we all struggle with the issues of affordable housing, no-fault evictions and gentrification that will determine the future direction of San Francisco and who gets to live here,” wrote Andrew Wood, executive director of the S.F. International Arts Festival, in an email about the new program.

To view the full 30-minute program along with additional footage, click here.

Lynne Shallcross

Lynne Shallcross was stressed and tired after walking three miles without finding an open community clinic. “Is this what it's like for Mission residents who work full-time?” she wondered. Having walked...

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  1. As an older disabled woman born & raised in the Mission, i’ve been homeless for 10 years with no chance at any affordable rental whatsoever {obviously have no access to tv either} but encouraged by this effort to address housing issues locally & nationwide {ps just today read on @TomDispatch about a new scheme by banks to securitize bundles of rentals in the same way that mortgages were made into investments which lead to the 2008 crash}

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