Eli and I just got done meeting with Professor Rada about our rough cuts.
Many of the criticisms were the same as those outlined following the original screening, but he also suggested that we include an objective voice who could speak to the downfalls and benefits of home deconstruction verses demolition. We’re planning on getting in touch with Cornell Cooperative Extension. I’ve worked with them in the past and think they’d be able to act as this voice in our documentary.
Also, we’ve been in touch with Jerry Contento, who owns a demolition and recycling company in Cortland. We’re planning on meeting with him next week to get the perspective of companies who actually demolish homes for a profit. It should be an interesting look at the difference between the business model and the nonprofit model used by Finger Lakes ReUse.