"The Village That Once Was" & "Unclaimed In Los Angeles" FREE SCREENING
5604 N Figueroa St, Los Angeles, CA 90042, USA
"THE VILLAGE THAT ONCE WAS" Directed by Tyrrell Shaffner
In the wake of Hurricane Katrina, a seamstress and a community organizer from the Lower Ninth Ward embark on a fifteen year-long odyssey to return home that's obstructed by broken promises, racism, and indifference.
"UNCLAIMED IN LOS ANGELES" Directed by Melissa Balan & Marriah Kern
Roughly 60,000 people die in Los Angeles county every year. More than 1,000 of those pass without a next-of-kin or without identification. With no one to claim these bodies and see to their final disposition, the county takes responsibility for putting them in the earth. Unclaimed in Los Angeles is a short documentary that tells the story of how LA's county officials, religious leaders and residents provide a dignified service for its forgotten citizens.
Followed by a Q&A.