Keywords

sociology, anthropology, history

Description

This film is hosted for streaming on Infobase Films on Demand. This is a high-quality archival version of the film for internal library purposes.

Abstract

East LA Interchange follows the evolution of working-class, immigrant Boyle Heights from one of the most diverse, multicultural areas in the United States to predominately Latino and a center of Mexican-American culture. The film shows how the neighborhood fought to survive the construction of the largest and busiest freeway interchange in the nation despite being targeted by government policies, real estate laws, and California planners. East LA Interchange explores the shifting face of community in the United States today and argues why it should matter to us all. The film features narration by Danny Trejo (Machete) and interviews with will.i.am (The Black Eyed Peas), Father Greg Boyle (Homeboy Industries), and Josefina López (Real Women Have Curves) as well as an original song by Raul Pacheco (Ozomatli).

Type

article

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