A Central Vision

A Central Vision

In 2017 I was approached by the City of Seattle Office of Planning and Community Development to produce a video about the development and the housing crisis facing Seattle. This video profiles community, private sector and governmental efforts to offset the displacement of the traditional residents of the Central District, Seattle historic African American community. They wanted this work to have a strong community voice. I was encouraged me to build the narrative around my personal project, ‘An Elegant Utility’, which maps personal and communal narratives of African Americans in the Central District throughout the 20th Century. ‘A Central Vision’ connects the historic responses African Americans had to housing discrimination such as restrictive covenants and redlining with current realities of development, gentrification and displacement.

Producer / Director: Inye Wokoma
Writer: Inye Wokoma
Videographer: Inye Wokoma
Original Stock Video: Inye Wokoma
Editor: Inye Wokoma
Narration: Yirim Seck
Score: Critical Sun Recordings
Additional Stock Photos and Video: Multiple Sources (see video credits)

A Central Vision from Inye Wokoma-Ijo Arts Media Group on Vimeo.