Tonight I had the privilege of going to a screening of the documentary There Goes The Neighborhood directed by my incredibly talented friend, Angelique Molina. There Goes The Neighborhood (TGTN) intimately follows an extended Black family of View Park, California as they experience demographic changes and reflect on their shifting community.
The film was masterfully directed, beautifully shot, and left me as an audience member filled with empathy, curiosity, and perhaps most importantly, humility.
The screening was attended primarily by residents of the View Park and Baldwin Hills communities and following the screening, the Q&A with Director Angelique Molina, Editor Yongle Wang, and featured cast member Adele Cadres turned into a wonderful open discussion for residents to connect, share their stories, and reflect on the film and it's message. As a white, non-resident of View Park, it was a privilege to get to know some of these stories and struggles and to listen and connect with community members.
Congratulations to Angelique and her entire cast and crew on this amazing film. Check out the trailer below and go see it at the LA Film Festival next week!