Battle for Brooklyn (2010)

Battle for Brooklyn was released on DVD on December 11, 2012
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Battle for Brooklyn explores the poorly understood phenomenon of eminent domain abuse. A feature-length documentary from filmmakers Michael Galinsky, Suki Hawley, and David Beilinson, this film investigates how real estate developers, local government, community activists, and the media have clashed over the largest single-source development project ever proposed in New York City. Widely known as the Atlantic Yards project, this undertaking has for the past four years been a major source of contention as local residents resist a billionaire developers attempt to use eminent domain to seize their homes and businesses. Done in the name of “development,” schemes such as this one eviscerate private property rights and make a mockery of the Fifth Amendment–and yet they freely exploit lucrative taxpayer subsidies, easements, and tax abatements.

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US DVD Release Date December 11, 2012
UK DVD Release Date UK - Not announced
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Complete Movie Details

Run time 93 Minutes
Theater Release Date June 17, 2011
DVD and Blu-ray Release Date December 11, 2012
Directed by Michael Galinsky, Suki Hawley
Studio Independent Pictures
MPAA Not-Rated
Gross $11,141
Genre(s) Documentary
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