Saturday, February 21, 2009

Firebrand Hosts Shelter Documentary

Anarchist Space Hosts Documentary Shelter: A Squatumentary

Nashville, 19 Feb 2009 – The Firebrand Infoshop, a cooperatively-run radical library, will be hosting a movie screening of Shelter a Squatumentary on Monday, March 7th at 7pm. Admission is by donation.

With universally skyrocketing property values, rent and home-ownership have become unaffordable at best and impossible at worst. People all over the world continue a long tradition of circumventing the expensive price tag and reclaiming this basic human right by squatting. Shelter: a Squatumentary is a documentary film that explores the squatting movement in the East Bay from 2004 to 2007. We follow three examples of the struggle for housing in an unaffordable marketplace such as the San Francisco Bay Area. Hellarity House, Banana House, and Power Machine are stories of squatters who have found one tentative solution to the ongoing housing crisis. (2008) Dobbz will be in attendance to host a panel discussion afterward on the squatter movement and property rights from an anarchist perspective.

To watch a trailer of the film and to learn more, visit

Bio: Hannah E. Dobbz is a freelance writer, editor, and filmmaker. She has spent countless hours working with the now-defunct Fault Lines editorial collective and Indymedia in San Francisco, and she appeared on the 'Indymedia is Not Dead' panel at last year's Allied Media Conference in Detroit. Her articles have been published in Fault Lines and Maximum Rock 'n Roll, with topics surrounding activism, squatting, DIY, and punk.

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Firebrand Infoshop is an autonomous, anti-authoritarian community space that hosts music events, art shows, lectures, and films. It shares a space 1318 Little Hamilton, an arts collective and community center.

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