Urban Housing Documentary at Cinefest

Head over to GSU’s very own movie theater, Cinefest, this week to see “The Pruitt-Igoe Myth”.

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 were built, while tracing the personal and poignant narratives of several of the residents of the notorious Pruitt-Igoe public housing complex in St. Louis.

Playing through Sunday, February 12; check the Cinefest website for showtimes.

To learn more about urban environments, check out the following books at the GSU University Library:



About Sharon Leslie

Sharon is the subject librarian for Nutrition, Physical Therapy, Public Health, and Respiratory Therapy. She is available for research consultations by contacting her at sleslie@gsu.edu or 404-413-2855.
This entry was posted in African American Studies, Anthropology, Books, Economics, Film & Media, For Faculty, For Graduate Students, For Students, General News, Government Information, Nursing, Political Science, Public Health, Public Management & Policy, Resources, Social Work, Sociology and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink.
1 Star2 Stars3 Stars4 Stars5 Stars (3 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

4 Responses to Urban Housing Documentary at Cinefest

  1. Stephen Zietz says:

    Atlanta was a leader in producing both large and small housing projects. GSU Special Collections and Archives recently added a large number of photographs from the Atlanta Journal-Constitution photographic collection documenting the rise and decline of Atlanta’s urban housing experiment (dlib.gsu.edu). Many of these photographs point to the date of pivotal newspaper articles written over a a 50-year period about the problems inherent in large subsidized housing projects. The photographs put a face –literally — on the people most affected by these problems — the residents.

  2. Ayesha says:

    Wow. This is a great choice of art to bring to Cinefest!

  3. Humberto says:

    El cambio social llega a todos las realidades de los pueblos ciudades y paises cambiando las dinamicas sociales de individuos y familias. Este es un tema muy actual que nos afecta a todos

  4. Humberto says:

    Social change comes to all the realities of cities and country towns changing social dynamics of individuals and families. This is a hot topic that affects us all