Envisioning Home

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Envisioning Home, a feature-length film about the unique partnership of two young visionaries who would later become pioneers for change in public housing, premiered on Friday, October 12, 2012 at COCA in St. Louis.  The films tells the story of Richard Baron, co-founder of the McCormack Baron companies and Urban Strategies, and Jean King, one of the original public housing advocates, who together in 1968-69 led a City-wide rent strike that transformed distressed urban communities into vibrant neighborhoods and empowered the residents who lived in them.

The film debuted at the Whitaker St. Louis International Film Festival on Wednesday, November 14, 2012 at the Hi-Pointe Theatre.   Producer and writer Daniel Blake Smith will take the film on a national tour this fall along with Richard Baron, Jean King, and director Jason Epperson.

Two-thirds of the documentary’s proceeds will be donated to Urban Strategies.

Visit the following links for news stories about Envisioning Home:

http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/envisioning-home-film-details-history-public-housing-st-louis

http://fox2now.com/2012/11/13/envisoning-home-to-play-at-st-louis-film-festival/

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BJfjQ0ogEsY

For more about Envisioning Home visit http://www.envisioninghome.com.