Author Archive | Chris Ivey

APRIL 15TH: East of Liberty/NPR “Going There In Pittsburgh” follow up discussion at Ace Hotel Pittsburgh

Join us on April 15th for the follow up discussion to the much discussed NPR event Going There In Pittsburgh. Hosted and filmed by Chris Ivey. Moderated by Pittsburgh Post-Gazette columnist Tony Norman and journalist/historic preservationist Karamagi Rujumba. More details to come. Suggested donation is $10 or more. The event will be free for displaced […]

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Past, Present, Future of East of Liberty films

When it comes to personal projects such as East of Liberty, I am an artist first, then filmmaker, but from the beginning of my life I have always been a minority and have experienced life like many other minorities. One of the goals of the East of Liberty series was to give the audience a […]

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East of Liberty: Young Rising coming Summer 2016

Very excited about finishing the follow up film to East of Liberty: In Unlivable Times. The film took a dramatic shift in the past year and now features students in Pittsburgh and Philadelphia discussing peer pressure, neighborhood violence and gentrification to name a few. Keep up with us here and on Facebook at

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What Educators are Saying about the East of Liberty series

  “Chris Ivey’s films serve as an invaluable resource to introduce students of architecture and urban design to the social, economic and political factors that shape our built environment. Pittsburgh’s East Liberty serves as a case study for issues of race, class, blight, urban renewal, gentrification, politics, and power in the American city.” Kelly J. […]

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