Meeting room, Birmingham Bike Foundry, 1539 Pershore Road, Stirchley, B30 2JH
‘The Pruitt Igoe Myth’ (2011) 83 mins
This fascinating documentary details how an idealistic housing project in St Louis, USA was undermined and eventually destroyed by business interests. Interviews with ex-residents show how the fabric of the project disintegrated as the infrastructure was neglected and how inhabitants tried to create a community to overcome the social issues they faced.
A free screening.
Dir. Chad Freidrichs