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Title The Pruitt-Igoe myth / Unicorn Stencil presents ; in association with The Missouri History Museum ; directed by Chad Freidrichs ; produced by Chad Freidrichs, Jaime Freidrichs, Paul Fehler, Brian Woodman ; script by Chad & Jaime Freidrichs
Published [Columbia, Missouri] : Unicorn Stencil, 2011


Description 1 online resource (1 video file (84 min.)) : sound, color
Summary It began as a housing marvel. Built in 1956, Pruitt-Igoe was heralded as the model public housing project of the future, "the poor man's penthouse." Two decades later, it ended in rubble - its razing an iconic event that the architectural theorist Charles Jencks famously called "the death of modernism." The footage and images of its implosion have helped to perpetuate a myth of failure, a failure that has been used to critique Modernist architecture, attack public assistance programs, and stigmatize public housing residents. The Pruitt-Igoe Myth explores the social, economic and legislative issues that led to the decline of conventional public housing in America, and the city centers in which the projects resided, while tracing personal and poignant narratives of those who lived in them
Notes Originally produced by First Run Features in 2011
Credits Music by Benjamin Balcom
Performer Narrated by Jason Henry ; interviewees, Sylvester Brown, Robert Fishman, Joseph Heathcott, Brian King, Joyce Ladner, Ruby Russell, Valerie Sills, Jacquelyn Williams
Notes Closed captioning in English
Description based on online resource; title from title frames (Kanopy platform, viewed October 18, 2019)
Subject Pruitt-Igoe (Housing project : Saint Louis, Mo.) -- History
SUBJECT Pruitt-Igoe (Housing project : Saint Louis, Mo.) fast
Subject Public housing -- Missouri -- Saint Louis -- History
Low-income housing -- Government policy -- Missouri -- Saint Louis -- History
Housing policy -- Missouri -- Saint Louis -- History
Housing policy
Low-income housing -- Government policy
Public housing
Missouri -- Saint Louis
Genre/Form documentary film.
Documentary films
Feature films
Internet videos
Nonfiction films
Video recordings for the hearing impaired
Documentary films.
Nonfiction films.
Internet videos.
Feature films.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
Films autres que de fiction.
Vidéos sur Internet.
Vidéos pour personnes handicapées auditives.
Form Streaming video
Author Freidrichs, Chad, film director.
Freidrichs, Jaime, film producer, screenwriter.
Fehler, Paul, 1978- film producer.
Woodman, Brian, film producer.
Henry, Jason, narrator.
Unicorn Stencil (Firm), production company.
Missouri Historical Society, producer.