The Pruitt-Igoe Myth (DVD)
The Pruitt-Igoe Myth tells the story of the transformation of the American city in the decades after World War II, through the lens of the infamous Pruitt-Igoe housing development and the St. Louis residents who called it home.
The world-famous image of its implosion has helped to perpetuate a myth of failure, a failure that has been used to critique Modernist architecture, attack public assistance programs, and stigmatize public housing residents.
The Pruitt-Igoe Myth seeks to set the historical record straight. To examine the interests involved in Pruitt-Igoe’s creation. To re-evaluate the rumors and the stigma. To implode the myth.
- Bonus Film: "More Than One Thing" 
- Additional Material
- Site Tour
- Format: Widescreen
- Language: English
- Label: First Run Features
- Release Date: 05/15/2012
- Run Time: 83 minutes