Coming to theatres today, Friday, May 3:
DECADE OF FIRE
Vivian Vazquez and Gretchen Hildebran
DOC NYC 2018
Full Frame, Cleveland, Chicago Latino, Harlem, Maryland
A Bronx native revisits the truth behind the boroughs rash of arson in the 1970s.
I previously wrote about the film for DOC NYC’s program, saying:
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.