One Big Home
Rules & Guidelines
7:00PM - Film, followed by conversation with Thomas Bena (director), Tobias Vanderhoop (member of the Wampanoag Tribe & film subject), & Chuck Allott (executive director of Aquidneck Land Trust)
ABOUT THE FILM:
Gentrification comes in many forms. On the tiny island of Martha’s Vineyard, where presidents and celebrities vacation, trophy homes threaten to destroy the island’s unique character. Twelve years in the making, One Big Home follows one carpenter’s journey to under-stand the trend toward giant houses. When he feels complicit in wrecking the place he calls home, Thomas Bena takes off his tool belt and picks up a camera. Bumping up against angry homeowners and builders who look the other way, he works with his community and attempts to pass a new bylaw to limit house size.