Even the Walls is a short documentary about the multi-generational residents living within Yesler Terrace, a public-housing neighborhood in downtown Seattle grappling with the forces of gentrification. For over 70 years, Yesler Terrace has been home to thousands of Asian, Asian American, African, African American, Native American, Hispanic, and Caucasian residents. The 30-acre property is being redeveloped quickly and the residents are being forced to make a decision—collect their memories and belongings and leave, or return to a place they know well, but do not recognize due to heavy reconstruction.


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  • Kay

    Sad! Money talks but it doesn’t always listen. In many respects they have a richer community than a wealthier community who wants privacy and often disconnect themselves from their neighbors.

  • Sandy

    This is a wonderful way to build community with a variety of ethnic groups, to solve the housing solution for low-income families, and to encourage compassion and responsibility for each other, the things that can solve SO many of today's problems. How sad the money is more important than all of these things!

  • Stephen

    Reality TV with real people

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  • Learn more about the gentrification of Yesler Terrace from the perspective of the youth.
  • Learn more about the Global Oneness Project, Explore their rich library of free multimedia stories accompanied by companion curriculum for teachers.
  • "Even the Walls" chronicles the intimate stories and experiences from the residents of Yesler Terrace and defines the human connection to home and community. What are the stories about being human that define the community you live in?

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