"http://www.pbs.org/independentlens/at... A home of your own: thats the American dream. But what happens when the dreamers are immigrants, factory workers and Communists? Director Michal Goldman traces the history of "The Coops," a cooperative apartment complex built in the Bronx by Jewish garment workers. The film tracks the rise and fall of the community from the 1920s into the 1950s, bearing witness to lives lived across barriers of race, convention and sometimes even common sense.
In this clip, while the Coops were racially integrated, residents confronted racism in other parts of New York.
AT HOME IN UTOPIA premieres Tuesday, April 28 on INDEPENDENT LENS, a weekly series airing on PBS. Hosted by Terrence Howard, the acclaimed series showcases powerful and innovative independent films. Presented by ITVS, INDEPENDENT LENS is broadcast on PBS stations nationwide. Visit the Web site for more: http://www.pbs.org/independentlens/"
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