On Saturday, October 19th at 8:30 pm tune in to BronxNet channel 68 Optimum/ 34 Fios to watch our latest documentary program featuring work from local filmmakers. Read more about these incredible stories below.
Yield Not To Evil takes you through the historical changes within the Bronx. Professor Lloyd Ultan explains how the negative stigma that surrounds the Bronx is slowly lifting as gentrification sets in.
Chula, the short documentary, shows a food vendor in the Bronx. Through her we see the Bronx "hustle". Food vendors make our breakfast, lunch, make up an important part of our daily routines. Chasing the dream, working long hours, these food vendors are an integral part of the Bronx culture.
A short documentary depicting a story about the brotherhood found in Team USA Martial Arts, located in the South Bronx.
"Traveling with a baby is an interesting thing. They add all sorts of challenges to any trip you do. Long flights, strollers, nap schedules, and car seats all seem to pile up and complicate what is supposed to be a relaxing vacation. Sometimes, you may even find yourself wondering...is all this effort worth it for a baby who won't even remember the trip? All these experiences and memories will eventually disappear, like a fading dream. So is it worth it? I hope so. I hope these experiences were somehow baked into Ollie's tiny cells as his body was developing. So as the dream fades away, he is left with some form of inspiration that may re-surface later in life. Maybe it will help him appreciate nature...or make him want to explore beyond the horizon? I have no idea...but I hope so. This video is a result of me grappling with these questions, and trying to document this point in my son's life. Ollie was 8 months old when we traveled to Hawaii. Exactly 1 year later, we sat him down and "interviewed" him about his trip. By this time, I assume his memories had already faded to a dream like state, so I wrote a script that reflected that." From filmmaker, Aaron Schurman