What Should This Space Be

A demolished corporate building once occupied by thousands of employees lay in waste., A national chain restaurant sleeps just two years after opening, an entire road with houses abandoned in the heart of the city, What a contrast from the high-lines of New York City. This film aspires to continue an already going conversation about this small city. There are others in upstate New York going through a transition. In support, this film presents a question and definition of What This Space Should Be. An emotional case is made through original music and cinematography from all around the city. See, hear, and feel the emotion found in spaces that are often overlooked.

  • Jamal Sanders
  • Jamal Sanders
  • Jamal Sanders
  • City of Kingston
    Key Cast
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  • Runtime:
    15 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    April 29, 2016
  • Production Budget:
    0 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
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    Digital DSLR
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Director Biography - Jamal Sanders

I grew up in Hudson New York. Hudson was full of antiques, but my friends and I hung out in the Bliss Towers. These were the projects of Hudson. The pressure to fit in was so strong that I almost abandoned my creative energies. But now I write and film to until my interest and creativity is satisfied. I believe in this work, enough to invest countless hours in the process of learning and communicating.

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Director Statement

Writing, film, music, and photography all play equal roles in communication. Sometimes less is more and other times, words are needed to peel back layers that would otherwise be difficult to reveal.