BOOM: The Sound of Eviction returns to the Bay Area for a Special Benefit Event

by Staff Writer on June 1, 2004

Friday, June 11, 2004 at 8pm. Artists’ Television Access, San Francisco, CA 94110. Mission District, 992 Valencia St. at 21st. Sliding Scale starting at $5.00.

This special night will be a benefit for the Eviction Defense Collaborative. Speakers from the EDC will be on hand as well as one of the contributors to Boom. Learn what is currently going on in the struggle for affordable housing and enjoy this historic and timeless feature-length work by local producers – Whispered Media.

Boom the Sound of Eviction:

By turns humorous and scathing, Boom delves into the ironies and contradictions of the “New Economy” and delivers a potent social critique that is ambitious in its scope while remaining close to the human scale. The viewer moves easily between dot-com party crashing at one end of the economic spectrum and painful moments with evicted families at the other.

Boom features interviews with dot-com workers, real estate developers, and San Francisco’s fomer Mayor Willie Brown, as well as those who challenged the new economic order through community organizing, electoral politics, and direct action.

For more information about Boom – The Sound of Eviction, please visit

The Eviction Defense Collaborative:

The Eviction Defense Collaborative strives to prevent homelessness and preserve affordable housing by providing specialized legal assistance, financial help, and education about tenants’ rights to families and individuals facing eviction.

Contact Jeff from Whispered Media at
(415) 789-8484 or by email –
Contact Colleen from the EDC at
(415) 789-8484 or by email at –

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