GentriFRIED the Movie
The bay area has evolved socially and economically from the waves of the digital revolutions,
from desktop publishing to the internet economy. These have been accompanied by rifts in the
social and cultural fabric. The San Francisco that was once a bastion of freedom and artistic
experimentation has been overrun by tech money and become a monoculture. Oakland, which
for such a longtime had lived in SF’s shadow and has a rich history of unparalleled diversity along
with more artists per capita than any other city in the country, is now under fire from a steady
flow of well funded techies moving in. Is Oakland to suffer the same fate as San Francisco? Will
long time families be displaced? will artists and the arts be kicked out to make way for affluent
refugees of SF and Silicon Valley? Can it be stopped? Can it be done differently? One thing is
for sure everyone in this story is GentriFRIED!
GentriFRIED mini-doc Web series
In the process of producing our movie we want to share some of the great footage that will not make it into the final film. The reality is that this topic is wide ranging and people have a lot to say so in the GentriFRIED mini-doc Web series we are going to share short interviews and spotlights on the people that are helping us but telling their stories. We will also include outtakes and behind the scenes footage so you can live the journey with us. The mini-doc series will be distributed free! on our YouTube channel. We invite you to drop in and if you are so inclined leave a comment.
Barbosa Prince and Julia Schroeder