Free Film Screening: One Big Home

On Thursday, November 12th the Berkshire Community Land Trust hosted a screening of One Big Home, a film about trophy homes on Martha’s Vineyard and the community’s effort to curb gentrification. The screening began at 5:00 PM. At 6:30 PM following the film, board members of the Berkshire Community Land Trust facilitated a conversation over Zoom about opportunities for affordable housing in the region. Philippe Jordi of the Island Housing Trust on Martha’s Vineyard shared about their work with attendees

Released in 2016, One Big Home follows carpenter Thomas Bena’s twelve-year journey to understand the trend toward giant houses. The film explores the effect that McManions have had on the local community, its permanent residents, and the character of Martha’s Vineyard. Bumping up against angry homeowners and builders who look the other way, Bena works with his community and attempts to pass a new bylaw to limit house size. Run time: 88 minutes

Watch the trailer here:

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