The Pruitt-Igoe Myth

A rich history of the life and legacy of the Pruitt-Igoe housing complex in St. Louis, an urban renewal project that suffered from neglect, vandalism and crime and was eventually torn down (see Mark Byrnes's review of the film here). Despite Pruitt-Igoe being held up as an example of failed public housing and modernist architecture, the film explores misconceptions about the project and the feelings of the people who lived there.