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Claiming Open Space

Claiming Open Spaces is a documentary film by Austin Allen exploring how parks that hold the history of minority groups, specifically Black communities, have been left put of planning and neglected by the city. Many cultural shaping events have had roots in parks and open spaces within the city. However, historically these sites have been disregarded as important places that allow for representation of those underrepresented. This film shines the light on how city planning does not live up to its potential.