Gentrification comes in many forms. On the tiny island of Martha's Vineyard, where presidents and celebrities vacation, trophy homes threaten to destroy the island's unique character.

Twelve years in the making, ONE BIG HOME follows one carpenter's journey to understand the trend toward giant houses. When he feels complicit in wrecking the place he calls home, Thomas Bena takes off his tool belt and picks up a camera. Bumping up against angry homeowners and builders who look the other way, he works with his community and attempts to pass a new bylaw to limit house size.

88 minutes
SDH Captioning for the Deaf & Hard-of-Hearing

Directed by Thomas Bena
Produced by Thomas Bena, James Holland
Executive Producers: Steve Bernier, Jeffrey Kusama-Hinte, Arleen McGlade, Thomas Bena
Editors: James Holland, Liz Witham, Jim Cricchi
Cinematography: Thomas Bena, Jeremy Mayhew, Liz Witham
Story Advisor: Mollie Doyle
Music Composed and Arranged by: Paul Brill
Produced by Elephant in the Room Productions

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