March 01, 2017

East LA Interchange Film Screening

We are excited to have a film screening of East LA Interchange with a discussion with director/producer Betsy Kalin.

East LA Interchange follows the evolution of working-class, immigrant Boyle Heights from multiethnic to predominantly Latino and a center of Mexican-American culture in the US. The film shows how the neighborhood survived the construction of the largest freeway system in North America that threatened to destroy their proud community. The documentary explores how the freeways -- a symbol of Los Angeles ingrained in America's popular imagination -- impact Boyle Heights' residents: literally, as an environmental hazard and structural blockade and figuratively, as a conversational interchange about why they future of their beloved community should matter to us all. 

The screening will be held Tuesday, April 4, 2017, at 7pm in CTIHB 101.