Optic Nerve's Pushed Out for Profit focuses on the consequences of housing speculation in the Bay Area in the late 1970s, documenting the efforts of families and communities in the Mission, the Castro, and Oakland to hold on to their homes and apartments as prices soared and evictions were the order of the day.
California Public Broadcasting Commission ; KQED presents ; an Optic Nerve documentary ; produced by Mya Shone, John Rogers of Optic Nerve with Charles Bolton.
Narrated by Kris Welch ; with Arnold Townsend, Nikki Tufano ; 840 Shotwell : Reuben Burke, Bill Camerlo, Gene Westegaard, Pat Westegaard ; Ray Brown ; 5340 Broadway Terrace : Anne Leet, Ruth Pyle, Earla Riegelman, Louise Sanderson ; Harvey Milk, Calvin Welch.
The song, Speculation Row, written by Reuben Burke, Mya Shone (c1978) ; performed by Reuben Burke and Bill Camerlo, Billy Camerlo, Grant Ditzler, Frances Evens, Gay Ferguson, Ellen Irons, Chip Lord, Margherita Pappas, Wendy Parkman, Virginia Quesada, Diana Rogers, John Rogers, Curtis Schreier, Mya Shone, Tom Zahyranec.
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