"I hope this film will help expand and challenge traditional views of what constitutes a home in 21st-century America."

The airline workers who live in a parking lot


Sun, Sep 18th, 2016 11:00 by capnasty NEWS

In this video titled Long Term Parking, New York Times columnist Lance Oppenheim looks at airline workers suffering from AIDs (Airline Induced Divorce), many who have turned a parking lot into their new home.

Their perspectives are rooted in their community’s complicated history. The lot was created at least a decade ago as an airport-sponsored program offering airline employees a place to rest before heading to their next destination. Today, however, the next destination for many of the lot’s residents is unknown. As a result of pursuing their dream of working in the aviation industry, with its attendant transient lifestyle, many of the parking lot’s residents are estranged from their families. They are largely a community of people living alone, together — and most now consider the lot “home.” But airport officials do not necessarily share their enthusiasm. Instead, they are actively seeking ways to re-appropriate the space where the community is situated and have slowly, and steadily, reduced the number of its residents.



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