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Documentary explores activism in East L.A.

The new documentary “East L.A. Interchange,” about the history of activism in Boyle Heights, premiered this weekend at the Downtown Film Festival L.A.  The feature-length film includes interviews with key Boyle Heights personalities, and takes its title from the famous freeway interchange that nearly split the neighborhood in half. “All of these external forces –the freeway, environmental pollution, redlining, the Japanese internment–all of them have really affected the community, yet the community continues to fight. Boyle Heights is still a vibrant community.” Read more about the film and local responses, and see the movie’s trailer, on Boyle Heights Beat.


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This entry was posted on July 30, 2015 by in Boyle Heights Beat, Print and tagged , , , .

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