We were contracted by EBALDC (the East Bay Asian Local Development Corporation) to help them showcase building upgrades at two historic sites. We worked with Residents & Staff at Madison Park and the San Pablo Hotel to tell stories of impact within the context of pressure to gentrify Oakland’s Chinatown and Historically Black corridors. Fixing up an ‘old’ building also benefits the people who live there, supports the larger cultural communities, and also increases neighborhood safety.

Director: CB Smith-Dahl, Camera Operator: Edgar Ayala, Video Editors: CB Smith-Dahl and Edgar Ayala, Graphic Design by Liz Probst.