Eastside

Trailer: 'East LA Interchange' and Boyle Heights


Boyle Heights, established east of the river in 1875, by the 1920s had become "a working-class, multiethnic neighborhood far more diverse than any U.S. city; Mexicans, Japanese, African-Americans, Russian Molokans, Armenians, Italians, and the largest settlement of Jews west of Chicago lived and worked together side by side." The neighborhood's character was changed forever by construction of the freeways, but the makers of an upcoming documentary ask whether "understanding Boyle Heights' past [can] change the United States' multicultural future?" Trailer link Hat tip: LA Eastside
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