We are so thrilled to see Los Sures (1984) by Diego Echeverria on the Criterion Channel as well as 5 short films from UnionDocs’ Living Los Sures, an expansive documentary project inspired by the film!
“Diego Echeverria’s vivid portrait of South Williamsburg, Brooklyn, in the early 1980s captures the challenges the neighborhood faced: poverty, drugs, gang violence, crime, abandoned real estate, racial tension, single-parent homes, and inadequate local resources. It also celebrates the vitality of this largely Puerto Rican and Dominican community, showing the strength of the culture, its creativity, and its residents’ determination to overcome a desperate situation. Unseen for decades before its triumphant reemergence, this documentary time capsule represents an invaluable piece of New York history.
Los Sures is presented alongside Living Los Sures, a selection of recent short films that explore the ways in which issues of class, gentrification, and urban development continue to shape present-day Brooklyn.”
– The Criterion Channel
UnionDocs is delighted to see Third Shift by Anthony Banua-Simon, The Last Bread by Maria Rosa Badia, Division Avenue by Anne-Katrine Hansen & Janna Kyllästinen, Alvaro by Daniel Wilson, Elizabeth Warren, Alexandra Lazarowich & Chloe Zimmerman, and 300 Nassau by Marina Lameiro accompany Echeverria’s wonderful and important film.
Watch the films here: https://www.criterionchannel.com/los-sures
Learn more about Living Los Sures here: https://lossur.es/