Umbrella House

Umbrella House reveals the stories of the squatter community — most of them immigrants — that took over abandoned buildings in the Lower East Side of Manhattan, reconstructed them and made them into homes. They gave new life and vitality to the area, and now the Lower East Side is one of the most attractive neighborhoods in New York City. Gentrification, however, has forced out most of the local people including many squatters. Director Catalina Santamaría.

New York: April 18 as part of Women Directors: Sharing Immigrant Experiences Through Film.