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Witness' new short documentary People Before Profit portrays glimpses of forced evictions around the world, expressing the trauma that citizens feel when their homes and possessions are violently taken from them.

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"To me it's like a war zone. It's like somebody just dropped a bomb here and just boom - dispersed everybody." -- A victim of forced evictions in the US

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