“A Decent Home” at Big Sky Film Festival

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Photo by Sara Terry / VII. Candi Evans is the vice-president of the Golfview Residents Association, which was formed in response to the purchase of the park by Havenpark Capital, a Utah-based private equity firm, which immediately raised lot rents by 59 to 63 percent.

Sara Terry’s documentary about mobile home parks and the wealth gap, A Decent Home, has been chosen as the opening night film at the Big Sky Film Festival.

Six-and-a-half years in the making, the film is the only feature-length documentary ever made about mobile home parks. A Decent Home asks, “When housing that’s on the lowest rung of the American Dream is being devoured by the wealthiest of the wealthy, whose dream are we serving?”

A Decent Home addresses urgent issues of class and economic (im)mobility through the lives of mobile home park residents who can’t afford housing anywhere else. They are fighting for their dreams — and their lives — as private equity firms and wealthy investors buy up parks, making sky-high returns on their investments while squeezing every last penny out of the mobile homeowners who must pay rent for the land they live on.