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New York City cops in the Great Depression called it Little Moscow, but for the 2,000 Jewish immigrant residents of the United Workers Cooperative Colony, a.k.a. “the Coops,” it was their first taste of the American dream. AT HOME IN UTOPIA bears witness to an epic social experiment, following two generations of residents and their commitment to radical ideas of racial equality and rights for tenants and workers.
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Libby and Boris Ourlicht in middle age, Boris is wearing a gag Groucho Marx pair of eyeglasses and they are both smiling

The Making Of:

“When… I asked him to tell us how he’d met his wife, who had died a few years before, he began to cry. I could see that he was really remembering her at that moment, how beautiful she was and all the pleasure and pain of it.”   More >>

The Filmmakers:

“AT HOME IN UTOPIA raises issues of economic justice and race relations that are very relevant to present circumstances. I hope it will reach present-day immigrants and working people, and that they’ll find this history relevant to their own struggles.”   More >>
Michal Goldman and Ellen Brodsky

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