The World Upside Down

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This is a trailer to the documentary Battle for Brooklyn. Daniel Goldstein’s apartment sits at what would be center court of the new arena (for the NBA team NJ Nets to move to Brooklyn). A activist, Daniel is dragged into the fight because he simply can’t believe that the government should use the power of Eminent Domain to take his property and hand it off to a private developer (Ratner). Due to the ties and relationships of the owners and political figures. He and others form the group Develop Don’t Destroy Brooklyn to pursue alternative plans to Ratner’s proposal, also to expose misconceptions and false consciousness from the government about the project in the media. Battle for Brooklyn is a David and Goliath tale of how far people will go to fight for what they believe in and stand up to the powerful government.

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