This Is The LA River: An EPFC Youth Documentary Film

Without the Los Angeles River, there would be no Los Angeles. A historical and geographical reference point, a place of industry and recreation, the home of herons and toxic trash dumps, flooded and paved over, the subject of poems, art, derision and protests, the story of the LA River is a long and winding one, open to endless interpretation.

This Is The LA River invited 21 neighborhood youth between the ages of 14 and 19 to explore the River through the medium of 16mm film. The result is a captivating collaborative documentary that examines the complex past, present and future of the great waterway of Los Angeles.

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