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Friday, April 21 • 4:00pm - 5:25pm
FR4.00.13 Film Screening: East LA Interchange

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Film Title: East LA Interchange
Name of Film Company: Bluewater Media
Filmscreening Moderator: Betsy Kalin, Bluewater Media
Filmsreening Speaker: Ruby Gómez, Bluewater Media

Description of Film:

East LA Interchange follows the evolution of working-class, immigrant Boyle Heights from multicultural to predominantly Latino and a center of Mexican-American culture. Boyle Heights was once more diverse than most U.S. cities; Latinos, Asians, African-Americans, and the largest settlement of Jews west of Chicago lived and worked together side by side. Targeted by government policies, real estate laws and California planners, the neighborhood survived the building of the largest and busiest freeway interchange system in North America. 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 the future of their beloved community should matter to us all.
Trailer for "East LA Interchange"

avatar for Betsy Kalin, Itchy Bee Productions

Betsy Kalin, Itchy Bee Productions

Director/Producer, Bluewater Media
Filmmaker Betsy Kalin will be attending with her most recent documentary East LA Interchange which has won ten jury and audience awards to date. She is an award-winning producer/director at Itchy Bee Productions and Bluewater Media. Her films Roof, Hearts Cracked Open, Chained!, and... Read More →


Friday April 21, 2017 4:00pm - 5:25pm
Greenway Ballroom-E (2nd Floor)