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"Abandominium" is an observational ethnographic film that chronicles the shared domestic life of four heroin injectors who live together in an abandoned building on the west side of Chicago. The film follows Steve and Pam, the homesteading married couple who run the house, and their housemates, Ida and John, as they work together to forge the best possible existence in the face of tall odds against them. This film explores the domestic lives of unhoused drug users and dissects a central property of street-based drug use culture: antagonistic communalism.
Directed by Greg Scott
Greg Scott is a visual sociologist and filmmaker at DePaul University in Chicago, IL. For the past 20 years he has been making documentary films about street-level drug markets and drug user cultures, concerns, and communities in the United States. Greg is co-founder of the Journal of Video Ethnography, the first-ever journal to publish peer-reviewed ethnographic films, and the Ethnografilm Festival in Paris, France.
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