Third Ward TX

Turning an abandoned block of shotgun houses into art, Rick Lowe's Project Row Houses is re-shaping its Houston community.

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APT Presentation
Premiere Date
February 1, 2008
60 minutes
Funding Initiative
Open Call

Nancy Bless


Andrew Garrison

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Noland Walker

Noland Walker is a writer and producer of documentary films. He wrote and co-produced Citizen King, a film that aired on American Experience; Jonestown: The Life and Death of the Peoples Temple, which premiered on Frontline; and Égalité for All: Toussaint Louverture and the Haitian Revolution. He produced and directed the second episode of the Peabody Show more Award-winning documentary series Africans in America. He has worked as a script reader, writer, associate producer, and editor in commercial and public television. His previous production credits include Eyes on the Prize II, America’s War on Poverty, Breakthrough: The Changing Face of Science, HBO’s First Look, and ABC’s long running sitcom series Coach. Show less

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The Film

"We could think of the world as a big sculpture." With that, artist Rick Lowe turned raking up broken glass and hauling debris from a block of abandoned shotgun houses into art. As others joined in, anything seemed possible. Third Ward TX looks at how Lowe's Project Row Houses is re-shaping its Houston community, paying tribute to its past, and racing to protect its future.