Nelson George Is Bringing Old Brooklyn Back To Life

Published by Clay Cane on Tuesday, January 11, 2011 at 12:00 am.

Anyone who has trekked through Brooklyn over the past ten years might notice a distinct change — it’s not the Brooklyn you know and love. Brooklyn has birthed legends like Notorious B.I.G., Spike Lee and Rosie Perez but some of the soul that made BK urban folklore has vanished.  What’s happened to Brooklyn and, many cities across the country, is gentrification.

Filmmaker and historian, Nelson George, has a documentary, Black Boheme, on the black arts community that came from pre-gentrified BK, which includes commentary from Chris Rock, Spike Lee, Talib Kweli and many others.

Check out the trailer below — and like many independent projects, the funds need to be raised. If you can donate to the cause, click here – if not, be sure to pass this to someone who might be interested.

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