A Place Called Desire is a documentary feature film telling the powerful story of an often forgotten community, in the upper 9th Ward in New Orleans. Your support via GoFundMe will make the crucial difference of us purchasing the rights to incorporate unseen photographs and 8mm home movies of the Desire community. Our mission is to create the best film and viewing experience for all fans and enthusiast alike!
“When you look at the times we’re in, Desire is the perfect storm of black America’s plight. Nixon, landfill, shoddy construction, war on drugs, geographic isolation, police showdown, incarceration. And it all started out as just a place where families were trying to nurture their kids in an affordable location. What a story.” LJ
The story of A Place Called Desire is one that will resonate with most people trying to find strength in a tough place. The story of trials and tribulations teaches us, as only a few stories can, about the essential wisdom of pushing through when times get tough, learning to fight against all odds. How many people in Desire preserved with grit and courage.
“Nobody can dim the light which shines from within” as penned by Maya Angelou, is the perfect metaphor for Desire.
Those outside of the community told the stories you may have heard. We will present this film from a unique vantage point–that of insiders. Since 2008 we have interviewed over 60 individuals telling the stories of their lives in the Desire Community. They speak of a place that is not the same story that the press often portrayed. There were struggles, many struggles, but there were also strengths and positives in this tight-knit community of thousands.