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Decade of Fire by Vivian Vázquez Irizarry, Gretchen Hildebran, and Julia Steele Allen (TRT: 56 minutes)
In the 1970s, fires raged through the South Bronx. Abandoned by landlords and city officials, nearly a half million residents were displaced from their beloved neighborhood. With the help of fellow survivors, filmmaker and Bronx native Vivian Vázquez Irizarry tells the story of the residents who banded together amidst the rubble and built a better future for their community. Themes: affordable housing; civic engagement and community organizing; redlining; displacement and homelessness; neighborhood renewal and revitalization; racism and classism; feeling at home.
Jericho Road is a non-profit homebuilder that provides families with healthy and energy-efficient affordable housing opportunities in New Orleans.