In an industrial community of New York, immigrant small business owners band together to fight a development plant that would bulldoze their slice of the American Dream.
OFFICIAL SELECTIONS: DOC NYC/ Princeton Environmental Film Festival/ The Workers Unite Film Festival
The Iron Triangle. A struggle against gentrification in New York
The “Iron Triangle,” is the home of hundreds of immigrant-run, auto repair shops that thrive despite a lack of municipal infrastructure support in a gritty area in New York City.
This film explores how city officials and the workers of Willets Point each view the “Iron Triangle” as a site of potential; one has drawn up a plan for a glossy entertainment district to be executed by private developers at public expense, while the other finds value and opportunity in the gritty ecosystem as it has existed for decades.