USA | 77 min | NR | DCP | Dir. Deborah Kaufman, Alan Snitow
Post Screening Discussion led by Rebecca Kemble, Madison Common Council, & Revel Sims, UW Urban & Regional Planning Department.
The once free-spirited city of San Francisco is now a "Company Town," a playground for tech moguls of the "sharing economy." Airbnb is the biggest hotel, Uber privatizes transit. And now these companies want political power as well. Meanwhile, middle class and ethnic communities are driven out by gentrification, skyrocketing rents and evictions, sparking a grassroots backlash. Can an insurgent electoral campaign overcome corporate power and billionaires' megabucks to change a city's course? COMPANY TOWN shows how a grassroots coalition of unions, tenants, neighborhoods of color, activists and artists can come together to win.
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