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DECADE OF FIRE: Co-Presentation with The Boston Latino International Film Festival

  • West Village F, Room 020 at Northeastern University 500 Parker Street Boston, MA, 02115 United States (map)

Documentary, 75 mins, Vivian Vázquez Irizarry and Gretchen Hildebran, USA, 2018

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 Vazquez exposes the truth about the borough’s untold history and reveals how her embattled and maligned community chose to resist, remain and rebuild.