2022 Festival

Owned: A Tale of Two Americas


Hotwater Works Warehouse / 2116 E Michigan Ave, Lansing MI 48912 /    Alcohol offered

Cost: $5 / Tickets: At the door only

Documentary Feature, Drama, Narrative Short

Film Information

Owned: A Tale of Two Americas

The United States’ postwar housing policy created the world’s largest middle class. It also set America on two divergent paths — one of imagined wealth, propped up by speculation and endless booms and busts, and the other in systematically defunded, segregated communities, where “the American dream” feels hopelessly out of reach.

Owned is a fever dream vision into the dark history behind the US housing economy. Tracking its overtly racist beginnings and its unbridled commoditization, the film exposes a foundational story that few Americans understand as their own.

Giorgio Angelini / 2018 / 83 minutes / English / USA

Owned, a Tale of Two Americas - Trailer from Giorgio Angelini on Vimeo.

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Due Process

An overburdened social worker fights to bring justice to a mother and her unborn child.

Gabriel P Braden / 2018 / 8 minutes / English / USA