By Kerri Brown, WFDD
Members of Occupy Greensboro are in the final editing stages for a movie about the foreclosure crisis in the United States.
The locally-produced social and political action movie, “Let’s Lose Our House: A Modern Foreclosure Tale” is scheduled to make its debut during a red carpet premier at the Carolina Theater on March 14.
Todd Warren, with the Occupy Greensboro Foreclosure Working Group said corporate greed and a lack of regulation is putting many people in the Triad out of their homes. He said the mini documentary a smart and funny look at the often misunderstood roots of the housing crash.
“Two folks from our Foreclosure Working Group produced a short movie, which is basically Foreclosure 101. It is a dramatization that follows a fictional family that goes and buys their first house and shows how a family can end up in foreclosure, and that it’s not just irresponsibility on their part but part of a much larger financial system,” said Warren.
Warren said local housing counselors will also be on hand in the theater lobby before and after the screening to offer advice and assistance to community members who are dealing with foreclosure issues.
“The Guilford County Home Ownership Center, Greensboro Housing Coalition, The Interactive Resource Center (IRC), which is a homeless day center in town and we are talking to other local churches and inviting them to come out. We also have been talking with individuals that are in foreclosure and we are recording their stories. We want them to know there is help out there and that it is also important to resist and challenge the foreclosures. Unfortunately only about 5 percent of the foreclosures are challenged,” said Warren.
The Save Our Community: Fight Foreclosure!” movie premier at the Carolina Theater begins at 7 p.m. on March 14. The event is free and open to the public.