Re-Entrification is a feature-length documentary film that tells the story of residents that have been displaced from their homes due to the city’s high cost of living. Tiny homes became a sanctuary where families can have the fundamental human right of a home. This film tells their story on how they made the decision to seek this type of support. Re-Entrification sheds light on the housing crisis in the Bay Area.
Re-Entrification means being able to move back into communities and neighborhoods that a person is originally from. It’s the way to bring back its history, beauty, struggle, pain – the soul. Re-Entrification is to create and reclaim sustainable economic structures that allow people living in the neighborhoods to thrive within their own neighborhood; to recapture the native essence of that place.
Doors open at 6pm SATURDAY MARCH 9TH. Capacity is limited.
Film program starts promptly at 6:30pm which included a question and response time with the filmmakers and special guests.
BraveMaker is HQ’d at Sequoia Church in Redwood City and has a cinema quality screen, project and AV system.
Parking is in the large parking lot found at 1840 Harding Ave/Cross St Topaz St.
Director Fego Navarro, a Bay Area artist, was nine years old he noticed his church brothers leaving the church building and forming a group in the backyard. Fego could hear them begin to speak in rhythm, flowing into freestyle, leading into rap battles; it intrigued Fego so much he wrote his first rap once he got home,
“Mig-xy master, king of disaster, microphone master.
You better listen up because I’m gonna rap faster.”
As a child, Fego, birth name Miguel Navarro, traveled with his family to El Salvador to visit his grandparents who’d take them to church. Once they came back to the states, his parents made sure to continue to take Fego to church.
“Around high school, I kind of went on my own journey to discover what faith meant to me,” said Fego. “So it’s always been there. It just became more of a personal relationship rather than being under a specific church or title of a church.”
Now at 31-year-old, Fego, pronounced (fee-go), has been creating music ever since he first fell in love with “this thing called hip-hop” and during the midst of the pandemic, he finds himself creating music based on falling in love – which in turn helps him evaluate his previous choices and being honest enough to ask God for help.
After growing up in different Christian denominations from Jehovah’s Witness to Catholicism, Fego discovered what it means to have faith.
“I believe in one God. I believe in Jesus,” said Fego, a discovery that gave him clarity in a world full of various religions and beliefs.
Fego grew up hearing people say, “You gotta go to church and you gotta join” and it often felt forced. He doesn’t believe establishing a connection to a higher power should be forced.
Fego said no one wants to learn by force. Instead, he believes everyone is on their particular path, where people willing to seek, as he said, “will seek, and they may find,” not through an institution but as a result of a person’s own commitment to their spiritual path.
He draws inspiration from outside of Hip-hop, but he was originally drawn to the poetic nature of rap.
Fego uses “music as a form of therapy, to talk about things I don’t talk often about.”
Music is a form of self-expression for Fego.
He considers his upbringing stereotypical, growing up he heard comments like, “Boys don’t cry,” which allowed for music to become a place for him to open up and talk about his emotions among topics that interest him.