Directors' Statements

Arc of Justice is part of a series of short films we are making about how community land trusts (CLTs) are being used in communities of color to improve neighborhoods while preventing displacement. Although we have been making films about community development for many years, we had no idea that this progressive model has its roots in the Civil Rights movement of the 1960’s. When we learned about New Communities, the first CLT in the U.S., we were totally bowled over by its power and historical significance and knew we had to bring its story to a broader public.