Anné Klint’s thoughtful look at foreclosures in Tracy and the people they affected touched my heart with its insight and gentleness.
Its centerpiece, the hour-long film “Home,” is made up of interviews primarily with those who lost their homes, but in some cases those who re-inhabited those homes. The hauntingly simple music and the beautiful photography coupled tell the story of loss, broken banking systems, personal strength and new beginnings.
The show in the galleries — Klint’s photographs and additional footage shown in a “living room” made of moving boxes and books on real estate investing — captures more of the irony of the devastation that banks created, encouraged and failed to ever address.
My hope in writing to you is that this show will travel to other places and be seen by many more people, because this show is not the story of Tracy — it is the story of people in all parts of this country who were simply following the market toward the American Dream. And, unfortunately, it is the story of a system that ripped those dreams apart and took all the profits.
My thanks to Anné Klint for creating such an intense and moving show for the Grand Theatre Center for the Arts, and to the Grand for giving us all a place to experience it.