Official Selection of Socially Relevant Film Festival NY


The Forgotten Farragut” is an official selection of the 2018 Socially Relevant Film Festival of New York.

BCS examines the impact of gentrification with “The Forgotten Farragut,” a short subject documentary video spotlighting the struggles of lower-income residents of Farragut Houses, a New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) development in the shadow of the increasingly wealthy neighborhood of DUMBO.

The Forgotten Farragut,” was created through the “Portraits of New York City: Small Grants Challenge” and sponsored by Human Services Council of New York in partnership with Measure of America with funding provided by The Leona M. and Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Trust.

With staggering data featured in the documentary such as median household income in Farragut being $20,169 and in DUMBO $204,205, BCS recognizes the large income disparity its clients are living in every day.  In response to such numbers, in 2016, BCS Farragut Cornerstone Community Center was launched at Farragut Houses. It is a partnership with the New York City Housing Authority and enables BCS to bring vital resources and support to the residents of Farragut Houses.

More information about the film’s premier date and time will be made available through the Socially Relevant Film Festival of New York‘s website soon. We hope you will join us for the premier of this important documentary.

This film would not have been possible without; Marla Simpson, Sonya Shields, Kristina Reintamm, Katharine Lucic, Maiysha Kai, Alfred G. Evans, Shelton Grant, Marcia Roberts, Ukima Williams, Stacey Ford, Fern Gillespie, Stephen Nembhard, Portraits of New York Small Grants Challenge, The Leona M. and Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Trust,, and Theron Smith. Thank you.