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Takeover
POV Season 5
Feature Film | 08/10/1992

We’re dying in the streets — that should be against the law is the no-holds-barred attitude of the homeless men and women who are taking control of their lives and taking over empty houses in Pam Yates and Peter Kinoy’s tough, effective film. Funded by Bruce Springsteen, Takeover was shot simultaneously in eight U.S. cities on May 1, 1990 as homeless people risked arrest occupying properties foreclosed by the Federal government.

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Film Credits —

  • Peter Kinoy Peter Kinoy
  • Pamela Yates Pamela Yates