- Rated: Not Rated
- Run Time: 46 minutes
- Video: Color
- Released: December 9, 2008
- Originally Released: 2008
- Label: First Run Features
- Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
- Packaging: Keep Case
- Aspect Ratio: Full Frame - 1.33
- Aspect Ratio: Widescreen - 1.85
- Additional Release Material:
- Shorts: "Views from the Red Hook Grain Terminal"
- Interviews: Extended Interviews
- Trailers: Trailer Gallery
- Text/Photo Galleries:
- Galleries: Red Hook Photo Gallery
- Additional Text: Resources
Performers, Cast and Crew:
Abandoned lots in New York City have a life of their own--part art spaces, part homeless shelters, and, in the case of one swath of land in Red Hook, Brooklyn, a political battleground. This captivating documentary is the tale of how a forgotten piece of land in a forgotten neighborhood became a mirror for the changing landscape of south Brooklyn.
Description by First Run Features Home Video:
In a hidden corner of Brooklyn, change is anything but straightforward...
Chronicling the changing fortunes of Red Hook, Brooklyn, A HOLE IN A FENCE explores the complicated issues of development, class and identity facing one of New York City's most unique neighborhoods.
It's the story of a vanished homeless community and the young architect who documented it; of an urban farm run by local kids amidst a landscape of industrial decay; of young graffiti writers losing their stomping grounds; of the arrival of a controversial IKEA megastore; of a photographer's vision of nature's renewal; of the doomed struggle to save a rare part of the neighborhood's working waterfront; and of a filmmaker's discovery of a fleeting, hidden world on the other side of a rusty old fence.