Foreign Parts

Foreign Parts

Directed by Verena Paravel, J.P. Sniadecki

Anthropological in scope, sensuous in detail and emotionally resonant throughout, FOREIGN PARTS is an exemplary social record of Willets Point, an industrial graveyard of scrap heaps and auto shops in Queens, New York, that is scheduled to be demolished and redeveloped. Filled with scrapyards and auto salvage shops, lacking sidewalks or sewage lines, the area seems ripe for urban development. The film observes and captures the struggle of a contested "eminent domain" neighborhood before its disappearance under the capitalization of New York's urban ecology.

FOREIGN PARTS is an exemplary social record of Willets Point, an industrial graveyard of scrap heaps and auto shops in Queens, New York, that is scheduled to be demolished and redeveloped.

Cast: Lucien Castaing-Taylor, Betrand Faivre, Ernst Karel, Robert Todd

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very enjoyable

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