Narrated by Cheech Marin and scored by Ry Cooder and Lalo Guerrero, Jordan Mechner's half-hour documentary film tells the bittersweet story of an American community betrayed by greed, political hypocrisy, and good intentions gone astray. Don Normark's haunting black-and-white photographs reclaim and celebrate Chavez Ravine, a closely-knit Mexican-American village that once overlooked downtown Los Angeles from the hill where Dodger Stadium now stands.
Short-listed for Academy Award
Best Short Documentary (IDA Award)
"Heartfelt... well-shot and sharply edited... it's Mechner's sense of people and place, more than moral outrage, that makes his work compelling."