What is The Little Mountain Project?

It’s bigger than you think.

NOTE: This project has NO AFFILIATION WHATSOEVER with the three most powerful actors in this public play — City of Vancouver Planning Department or The Holborn Group, the developer of the property, or the Government of British Columbia/BC Housing. Please be aware that the blog that calls itself The Little Mountain Project Newsletter, is the publicity of
The Holborn Group.

The Holborn Group is currently managing a very strong publicity campaign on the internet, to generate support for their very high density housing plan at Little Mountain. Check it out HERE.

Begun in 2008, and in continuous evolution and production since that time, The Little Mountain Project is a multi-platform hyperlocal documentary, conceived by veteran independent documentary filmmaker and Little Mountain Community member, David Vaisbord. The Little Mountain Project is a multi-layer, multi-year experiment in documentary filmmaking that will observe and record in detail the entire process of demolition, planning, and construction of the last major redevelopment project in the city of Vancouver. The subject of the redevelopment of social and affordable housing in Vancouver is of critical interest to almost everyone in this city. This project will untangle the web of influences which shape this city’s policies and processes around these housing issues, as well as the subjects of community, density, and livability. The end results of the process – over many years – will include: a feature length documentary film, web projects (you’re reading one), a site specific art/sign project, and art and museum gallery installations (Winsor Gallery July 2012). To name a few.

Over 250 hours of footage have been recorded to this date.

Look for more complete information about The Little Mountain Project on this website, and the purpose of this particular website, click on “What is LM Project.”

David Vaisbord
June 2012

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  2. David, this is a really important project that you’ve undertaken, an impressive commitment to the community and to the documentation process. The city’s rush to embrace development with the high-end condominiums has resulted in a net outflow of families to the suburbs; the original Little Mountain community was a wonderful neighbourhood where children played between the low-rise buildings; I enjoyed seeing the life there as I walked by. The wasteland that is this site now is at least filled in with wildflowers and weeds, a home for birds and small mammals. Whatever goes into the site, if Holborn’s and the city’s plans are realized, will not result in the community we need, a place of reasonable rents for families, artists, and others who contribute to the city’s vitality and economy but who cannot afford suites selling for 300K and up. I drop by this “webumentary” from time to time to see what’s up and what you’ve been up to in documenting it, and each time I do, I get riled up about how the city treated the people who once called this home.

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