About the film
demolition racism poverty freeway gentrification urban neighborhood
Seattle Freeway Revolt
Release Date: January 01, 2020
|Production Companies||:||Shirley7 Films|
|Producers||:||Minda Martin, Priscilla Arsove, Anna Rudd|
In the 1950s, Seattle had plans to build one of the densest networks of freeways in the world. It would have displaced thousands, especially the poor and people of color. Over the next two decades, a broad coalition of communities came together and halted these plans. Testimonies from that era are juxtaposed with interviews of activists who participated in the revolt, giving a picture of what Seattle could have been had the people not stood up to the highway lobby and their representatives.