Trekking through the history of Bloomfield, Pittsburgh’s Little Italy, Jessica Morris introduces us to members of the community from multiple generations to see how the neighborhood is changing.
Pittsburgh has many different neighborhoods each having its own culture and ethnicity associated with it. My project would be showcasing one of these neighborhoods, Bloomfield, and how it has changed over the years. It would be a documentary looking at different generations that have lived in Bloomfield and seeing how their culture and experiences have helped to change the neighborhood into what it is today.
Although I do not live there, my extended family is one of the many families that has lived in Bloomfield for the entire life. I have spent a lot of time in this neighborhood growing up, but I do not know much about it. I feel the history and culture of this neighborhood needs to be documented, so that generations will be able to see how Bloomfield has evolved into what it is today. This project will provide a strong emphasis on the voices of community members and their views of how the neighborhood has changed.