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The Pruitt-Igoe Myth

(DVD - 2011)
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
The Pruitt-Igoe Myth
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"Destroyed in a dramatic and highly publicized implosion, the Pruitt-Igoe public housing complex has become a widespread symbol of failure among architects, politicians and policy makers. 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 the projects resided, while tracing personal and poignant narratives of those who lived in them."--Disc container.
Published: [Columbia, Mo.] : Unicorn Stencil, c2011.
Branch Call Number: DVD 363.5097 PRU
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (83 min.) :,sd., col. with b&w sequences ;,4 3/4 in.

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Aug 27, 2014
  • cemakela rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

This was probably the most important documentary of our time. Globalization is turning our entire planet into a Pruitt-Igoe, and few are doing anything about it.

This film should be required viewing for every child, educator, politician, city planner...in the US and elsewhere. It is a 'what not to do' guide for not only public housing, but for segregation, industrialized agriculture, city planning and much more. It shows us that the people living in Pruitt-Igoe only wanted one thing: to make sure that their children are safe and healthy, that they have shelter, food, simple comforts, and most importantly: community. These are the basic necessities for human beings to thrive. A little respect and common courtesy also go a long, long way.

Nov 10, 2012
  • aaa5756 rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

This movie was entertaining and interesting but not one of my favorite for this year. “Not too bad---good performance”. "I fast forwarded a lot but not all the way.”

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