The SoHo Memory Project

The SoHo Memory Project

14 minutes

Digital, Drama, Family

English

United States, Japan

2020

NYC Premiere

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New York City’s SoHo neighborhood has transformed from a once warehouse artist district in the 1960s into a now commercialized upscale hub of fashion, retail, and food. Through footage, photos, and archival material from neighborhood residents, SoHo native Yukie Ohta articulates the importance of archiving SoHo’s past to better reflect its future. The film is told through Ohta’s experiences growing up in SoHo and starting a memory project that preserves the history of the neighborhood and acts as a model for other parts of the city experiencing gentrification. 

Runner-up Documentary, NYC College of Technology/CUNY

Bonus Content

Director

  • Or Szyflingier
  • Or Szyflingier is a Communication Design student with a focus on graphic design and advertising. She is the Senator of Tech and Design as part of the Student Government Association at New York City College of Technology (City Tech). She has worked for organizations such as Symphony Space, CUNY, and NYPIRG. She was featured on the AIGA’s SHIFT summit, and Carnegie Hall. She is also interested in video directing and fine art.
  • Producer

    • Melanie Martinez
  • Writer

    • Or Szyflingier
  • Cast

    • Yukie Ohta

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