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UNZIPPED: An Autopsy of American Inequality ()


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Feature doc about the growing affordable housing crisis in America. Filmmakers follow families in iconic Venice CA 90291 while investigating plans for a controversial new homeless shelter.

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Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
William Attaway
Sunny Bak
M.B. Boissonault
Councilmember Mike Bonin
Becky Dennison
Elizabeth Benson Forer
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De Shawn Huff
Rick Massie
Tami Pardee
Monica Perez
Ananya Roy
Mark Ryavec
Nikol Sapien
Mark Ridley Thomas

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Colin K. Gray

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Colin K. Gray ... ()

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Marc Baranov ... co-producer
Jamila Fairley ... producer
Lorien Gabel ... executive producer
Colin K. Gray ... producer
Matt Green ... supervising producer
Carol Gronner ... producer
Elliot V. Kotek ... executive producer
Avery Kotzur ... development producer
Lucy Liu ... executive producer
Andrea McHugh ... development producer
Megan Raney ... producer
Amaechi Uzoigwe ... executive producer

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Leonardo De Bernardini

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Tyler Heckerman

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Tayler Braasch
Mohamed El Manasterly ... lead editor
Davide Fiore ... lead editor
Michael Rogers

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Sara Azzabi ... production assistant
Jonny Goldstein ... production assistant
Kashi McDaniels ... production assistant
Solomon Murphy ... production manager
Elanor Nardoff ... production assistant
Valkyrie Speaker ... production assistant
Chase Thomas ... production assistant
Cal Zupan ... production assistant

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Davide Fiore ... graphic designer
Katie Flynn ... stills photographer
Kelly Fogel ... stills photographer
William Newell ... graphic designer (as Will Newell)
Lex Voight ... stills photographer

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Kari Barber ... audio operator
Kyle Pham ... audio operator
Brandston Ly Tran ... audio operator (as Ly Tran)
Adrienne West ... audio operator

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Andres Andrade ... assistant camera
Emmanuel Andrade ... camera operator (as Manny Andrade)
Omar Andrade ... camera operator
Mark Mason ... camera operator
Nathan McGuire ... camera operator
Kevin Reyes ... assistant camera
Anthony Soza ... camera operator
Brandston Ly Tran ... assistant camera (as Brandston Tran)
Dylan Whiddon ... camera operator (as Dylon Whiddon)

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David Warren ... finance consultant

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Jethro Rothe-Kushel ... special thanks

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From the award-winning filmmaking team at GRAiNEY PICTURES, written and directed by Colin K. Gray and executive produced by Lucy Liu, UNZIPPED: An Autopsy of American Inequality is a searing exposé of the growing affordable housing crisis in America. This intimate and often heartbreaking feature documentary focuses one of the country's most iconic and increasingly income divided zip codes, Venice CA 90291. Once a mecca for artists, outsiders and a thriving black community, Venice is now the front line for America's heated battles over gentrification, lack of affordable housing, and homelessness. With moving, personal profiles of several artist families who struggle to remain in their neighborhood, to bitterly contested community fights over a proposed homeless shelter, UNZIPPED explodes stereotypes and humanizes the lived experiences of people caught in the cross-fire of America's growing housing divide. The film also features interviews with leading politicians, local stakeholders, homeless advocates and experts who dig into the root causes of the affordable housing crisis and its intersection with rising income inequality, racial and class disparities and the structural inequities of America's housing policies. A topical local lens on this alarming humanitarian issue, UNZIPPED is an urgent call to action for more equitable housing solutions for every community in America and around the globe. UNZIPPED is produced by The Sibs (Colin K. Gray and Megan Raney Aarons) in association with Ley Line Entertainment, The Nation of Artists, and Still Moving Pictures, and features an original score by Leo Z with tracks from acclaimed rap duo, Run The Jewels (Killer Mike and El-P). The film's diverse production and post production crew includes an all-women producing team, an all-women graphic design team, and over 50% BIPOC Executive Producers. Written by GRAINEY PICTURES

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