DECADE OF FIRE
(Vivian Vazquez, Gretchen Hildebran, USA, 72 min. In English and Spanish with English subtitles. World premiere)
In the 1970s, the Bronx was on fire. Left unprotected by the city government, nearly a half-million people were displaced as their close-knit, multiethnic neighborhood burned, reducing the community to rubble. While insidious government policies caused the devastation, Black and Latino residents bore the blame. In this story of hope and resistance, Bronx native Vivian Vazquez exposes the truth about the borough’s sordid history and reveals how her embattled and maligned community chose to resist, remain and rebuild.
Expected to Attend: Directors Vivian Vazquez, Gretchen Hildebran; producers Neyda Martinez, Julia Steele Allen; cinematographer Eddie Martinez; consulting producer Yoruba Richen; graphic designer David Tecson; composer Arturo Ortiz; Moderator, Chi-hui Yang, JustFilms | Ford Foundation
Saturday, November 10, 2018, 4:15pm at the SVA Theatre