A Place to Live

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A Place to Live
Directed by Irving Lerner
Release date
1941
Country United States
Language English

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.[1][2]

A Place to Live was nominated for the 1941 Academy Award for Documentary Short Subject.[3]

The Academy Film Archive preserved A Place to Live in 2007.[4]

Further reading[edit]

  • Bauman, John F. Public Housing, Race, and Renewal: Urban Planning in Philadelphia, 1920-1974. Temple University Press, 1987. ISBN 0-87722-444-7.

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