7.2/10
32
1 user 1 critic

Chavez Ravine: A Los Angeles Story (2003)

Narrated by Cheech Marin and scored by Ry Cooder, this half-hour documentary captures how a community was betrayed by greed, political hypocrisy, and good intentions gone astray.

Director:

Jordan Mechner

Writer:

Jordan Mechner

Star:

Cheech Marin
Reviews
2 wins. See more awards »

Photos

Edit

Cast

Credited cast:
Cheech Marin ... Narrator (voice)
Edit

Storyline

Narrated by Cheech Marin and scored by Ry Cooder, this half-hour documentary captures how a community was betrayed by greed, political hypocrisy, and good intentions gone astray. Don Normark's haunting photographs evoke a lost Mexican-American village in the heart of downtown LA, razed in the 1950's to build an enormous low-income housing project. Instead, the federally purchased land was used for Dodger Stadium. Written by Mark Moran

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Documentary | Short

User Reviews

 
Typical of the US Government's and big business' corporate greed.
27 April 2020 | by hippyhorn69-1See all my reviews

A good example of how the US Government and big business shafted the poor ordinary folk way into the 1950s and got around anyone trying to help them by accusing them of being commies and slinging them in jail for refusing to answer the question of whether or not they were. Destroying a social housing project (and no doubt many others) for greed and an LA Dodgers stadium. Not much has changed there then in the ensuing 60 or 70 years.


0 of 0 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See one user review »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.
Edit

Details

Official Sites:

PBS [United States]

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

14 September 2003 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA

Company Credits

Production Co:

Tiny Projects See more »
Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See full technical specs »

Contribute to This Page



Recently Viewed