Los Sures, a Documentary About Tough Life in Williamsburg in the Late 70s and 80s

Los Sures is an upcoming documentary from filmmaker Diego Echeverria and Union Docs featuring life in a pre-gentrified Williamsburg all through restored vintage film from the late 1970s and 1980s.

Part omnibus film, part media archeology, part deep-map and city symphony, the project uses Los Sures, a brilliant work of cinema verite directed by Diego Echeverria in 1984, as a starting point for the investigations of more than sixty artists over the course of five years. Its a story of a longstanding Latino community that is defeating displacement and surviving the growth machine. It restores a lost film, remixes local histories, reinvestigates the Southside today, and hopes to reunites a neighborhood around a sustainable future.

There are a few upcoming screening locally, so check out the documentary page for more info on the film and the screenings.

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