RUST is the third documentary in Marylou & Jerome Bongiorno’s 3Rs Trilogy on Urban America,
following the success of critically acclaimed, award-winning, national PBS broadcast
REVOLUTION ’67 (2007) on riots/rebellions of the 1960s and THE RULE (2014) on urban school reform
RUST presents the history of Rust Belt poverty, detailing industrialization and deindustrialization, racism and mass incarceration,
using the city of Newark, NJ as a microcosm. It explores solutions to inner city poverty through the voices of scholars,
economists, physicians, activists, and the community.
Documentary Film with runtime of 86 minutes
“Your documentary exploring the history and future of Intergenerational poverty in Newark
will provide a unique perspective and window into an ongoing problem that plagues our community,
and I am very much looking forward to its completion.
Your receipt of this selective honor [NJCH Award] is testament to your exceptional
storytelling abilities and your investment in your community."
~ Congressman Albio Sires