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Brick by Brick: A Civil Rights Story is a feature documentary about a twenty-seven year American battle for civil rights.  It follows three families in Yonkers, New York, through a confrontation over politics and law regarding racial discrimination in the city’s housing and schools that fundamentally changes their hometown.  From a first person perspective, the film’s characters weave a tale of an enduring struggle for justice, through a labyrinth of successes and setbacks.

Brick by Brick illustrates the difference equal housing opportunity can make in a family’s life. The film brings the fiery legal and political crucible of a contemporary city and its larger implications for our nation today onto the screen.  Brick by Brick: A Civil Rights Story has been broadcast by public television stations and film festivals across the United States and Canada, winning awards and bringing audiences together to address housing discrimination and racism in cities large and small.


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