|A Place to Live
A Place to Live is a 1941 documentary film directed by Irving Lerner and produced by the Philadelphia Housing Association, a nonprofit affordable housing advocacy group. The film was designed to call attention to inner city squalor in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania by focusing on a child’s journey from school to his family’s cramped and squalid apartment in a rat-infested slum neighborhood.
A Place to Live was nominated for the 1941 Academy Award for Documentary Short Subject.
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