Fan of Philly history and politics? Educate yourself with this excellent 2006 documentary by local filmmaker Tigre Hill, which covers the epic story of the John Street / Sam Katz 2003 mayoral race — the last race in which Philadelphia had a competitive city-wide election. Not only does this film reveal the intrigue and scandals of the race, but it also influenced the next mayoral elections and still resonates today.
You can stream the film once you rent it here — you’ll immediately receive a passcode for the video above!
The film is a gem and well worth streaming right here on Broad + Liberty. We suggest a donation of $8 so we can distribute this and other videos widely. Please rent Tigre Hill’s “The Shame of a City” here!
RELATED: Read Stu Bykofsky’s piece on the 2003 mayoral race: A veteran Daily news columnist remembers an election that almost upset Philly’s political order