DECADE OF FIRE
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.
Co-Presented by Cinema Tropical.
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Themes:African/African AmericanCommunityLatin AmericanNYCPoliticsRaceWomen Directors
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Director: Vivian Vazquez, Gretchen Hildebran
Executive Producer: Sally Jo Fifer
Producer: Julia Steele Allen, Neyda Martinez
Cinematographer: Eddie Martinez
Editor: Gretchen Hildebran, Sonia Gonzalez Martinez and Penelope Falk
Music: Arturo Ortiz
Running Time: 72
Language: English, Spanish