Uprooted

Uprooted

Mobile home park neighbors are forced to relocate after developers take over the property.

This series of six videos by the San Jose Mercury News is as much a tone poem as a journalistic essay. Viewers are taken inside the lives of two families who live in a Sunnyvale, CA mobile home park scheduled for closure and land redevelopment. Though the residents hope to see the plan turned down by the city, or at least delayed, that’s not in the cards. By the stated deadline, both families align with other family members and move in with them. The plans work, though the disruption of lives along the way imposes a burden on people already financially strapped by limited incomes.

Photography, video, editing, production: Dai Sugano
Reporting: Julie Patel

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