This documentary exposes the truth behind real estate.
HOMEOWNERS ARE FIGHTING BACK AGAINST UNSAFE CONSTRUCTION.
“We shouldn’t be afraid to be in our home.”
This is the official trailer for Cutting Corners, a documentary about the fight against unsafe construction. Winner of the 2021 Los Angeles Motion Picture Fe…
GREED IS NOT GOOD
In the Fishtown section of Philadelphia, the greed of developers was becoming insatiable. The neighborhood was filled with developers, builders and realtors. The real neighbors who lived in Fishtown for the love of the community were being forced to live in the wild wild west.
Streets were littered with lead filled construction dust, each block had 1-3 demolitions and unwalkable sidewalks. The only safe time to maneuver the neighborhood was at night.
In February 2019 in the Fishtown neighborhood of Philadelphia, a developer dug out a basement in a twin house that compromised the connecting structure. A family’s home of 60 years was no more, that developer collapsed both properties. And it hasn’t stopped there.
While Fishtown began crumbling you could hear the same stories being told in California, New Orleans, New York State, Florida, Ohio, Baltimore, Chicago, Texas, and pretty much every other high profile city being targeted with a construction boom.
Riverwards l&I coalition
The Commissioner of L&I and stakeholders in Fishtown created a coalition. The Riverwards L+I Coalition began making history that quickly spread throughout Philly. This documentary tells their story, and others like them. As homeowners in America, we shouldn’t be afraid to buy or live in a home. The cutting corners has to stop, the greed has to come to an end, and we want our neighborhoods back.