5 BLOCKS

Sponsored by CoVelop

San Francisco’s Market Street was once the grandest boulevard in America. No stranger to civic celebrations since the 1900s and just minutes from City Hall, the area fell into decline and became home to the city’s poorest population. Now, as the neighborhood undergoes its most dramatic change in 50 years to lure tech firms, their employees and the high-end restaurants and stores they favor, those involved are confronted with how to address the needs of existing marginalized residents. 5 Blocks explores the complex questions of income disparity and changing demographics — a story playing out in many other U.S. downtowns.
50 min / USA

Directors: Dan Goldes and Robert Cortlandt
Producers: Dan Goldes and Robert Cortlandt

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