Chasing Light Pictures Presents
Filmmaker Walter Dominguez embarks on a quest uncovering mysteries in the life of his humble Mexican-born grandfather and learns his grandfather was a heroic revolutionary fighting for social justice in the U.S. and tragically oppressed Mexico.
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In four one-hour television documentary episodes and companion multi-platform project, Whitewashed Adobe: The Rise of Los Angeles tells the compelling story of the remarkable and often painful transformation of Los Angeles from 1850 to 1950 through an innovative multi-ethnic and multi-racial prism. It reveals a city that from its Native American, Spanish and Mexican beginnings and throughout the takeover by Anglo Americans was racially and ethnically diverse, and its people creative and determined. Where despite continuing segregation, discrimination, ethnic tensions and even sometimes violence, Los Angeles’ predominant Anglos and its Mexicans, Asians and other minorities found ways to collaborate and fashion one of the most magnetic and important cities of the world. Based on the acclaimed book Whitewashed Adobe: The Rise of Los Angeles and the Remaking of Its Mexican Past, by William Deverell.
Here is a clip where highly respected Historian, Dr. Francisco Balderrama speaks with us and shares the story of the unjust, forced repatriation of not only Mexican people, but even American citizens of Mexican descent to Mexico in the 1930’s.
This is only a small part of the epic story to unfold in Whitewashed Adobe: The Rise of Los Angeles.