Friday July, 12th Tuesday July, 16th 7:30PM
DECADE OF FIRE
Gretchen Hildebran, Vivian Vazquez, 2018, 76 min.
In the 1970s, the Bronx was on fire. Abandoned by city government, nearly a half-million people were displaced as their close-knit, multi-ethnic neighborhood burned, reducing the community to rubble. While insidious government policies caused the devastation, Black and Puerto Rican residents bore the blame. In this story of hope and resistance, Bronx-born Vivian Vázquez Irizarry exposes the truth about the boroughs untold history and reveals how her embattled and maligned community chose to resist, remain and rebuild.
Decade of Fire tells the story of the South Bronx that youve never heard before, and offers us a roadmap for building the communities we want and truly deserve.
Q&As with filmmakers following screenings on July 12th, July 13th, July 14th. Additional speakers TBA.
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