La Grieta (The Divide) by Irene Yagüe and Alberto García Ortiz (Spain, 2017, 76’)
Following the local government’s sale of thousands of public apartments to foreign investment funds in 2013, many families living in Madrid were forced to leave their homes. This film takes a hard look and, despite the implicit drama, is not without humor when it comes to two women and their families reluctant to leave the unique neighborhood of Villaverde.
A panel discussion with filmmakers Irene Yagüe and Alberto García Ortiz will follow the screening.
Co-sponsored by NYU’s King Juan Carlos I of Spain Center, NYU Metropolitan Studies, NYU Department of Spanish and Portuguese, NYU Urban Democracy Lab, NYU Department of Social and Cultural Analysis (SCA)