Currently in production, 5 Blocks is a documentary film about the transformational changes taking place on San Francisco’s Mid-Market Street. Once known as “The Great White Way of San Francisco” it has, over the last 40 years, become a blighted no-man’s land.
Many people have long-held memories of the neighborhood – good, bad, or indifferent – that they have been either unable or unwilling to share. Through mapping, we’ve created an outlet to help those memories come alive.
Through the collection of voices of the often under-represented residents, this project draws attention to the issues of displacement and gentrification as a consequence of the revitalization efforts of Mid-Market, and surrounding neighborhoods.