EastVan “John”

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  • EastVan “John”

  • Artist: Paul Wong
  • Year: 2008
  • Duration: 38:00
  • Country: Canada
  • Dennis and Barb McDonald are empty nesters from the suburbs. On this day they get legal possession of their new investment house. This wood frame structure is a typical working class family home built 90 years ago.John is the last of the old families with deep roots still on the street. He is now surrounded by recent neighbors who are more interested in retrofitting character homes than the people who live in them. Gentrification/displacement. Once considered a brilliant man and still very smart. John is a retired social worker and parole officer. His life has been a spiral of loss, amplified by addictions to alcohol and drugs, most recently crack cocaine.

  • Accession #: 5052
  • Distribution Status: In Distribution
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