A community determines its own destiny
Gentrification comes in many forms. On the tiny island of Martha’s Vineyard, where presidents and celebrities vacation, trophy homes threaten to destroy the island’s unique character.
Twelve years in the making, One Big Home follows one carpenter’s journey to understand the trend toward giant houses. When he feels complicit in wrecking the place he calls home, he takes off his tool belt and picks up a camera. Bumping up against angry homeowners and builders who look the other way, he works with his community and attempts to pass a new bylaw to limit house size.
"I hope my film will spark a discussion about the way we regard housing, land ownership, and the economic forces that shape our communities. Rather than throwing up our arms and saying "you can't fight progress”, communities can stand up for themselves, their way of life, and the natural environment." – Thomas Bena, Director – One Big Home
View the trailer here.
Come along for an evening of shared food and conversation, followed by a screening of 'One Big Home'
6 pm - Potluck community dinner, please bring a plate of food to share*
6.45 pm - Guest Speaker TBC.
7.10 pm - Film Screening.
The Adelaide Sustainability Centre is supported by the Adelaide and Mount Lofty Ranges Natural Resources Management Board and Conservation SA.
* Choose to refuse single-use plastic. During our dinners we provide real plates and cutlery, provide reusable cups, supply filtered water and collect food scraps to give to The Joinery's chickens or put in our compost bins. Please avoid bringing single-use plastics, including glad wrap, to our dinners if you can. We look forward to seeing you!
111 Franklin St
Adelaide, SA 5000
Google map and directions