Of Memory & Los Sures - Excerpt


Of Memory & Los Sures

2012
dir. by Laurie Sumiye & Andrew Parsons
Animated Short Documentary Film
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An animated oral history of a traditionally Puerto Rican neighborhood in South Williamsburg, Brooklyn. Voices of longtime residents of Los Sures ("the South Streets") are juxtaposed with present-day images and archival documents suggesting a recently disappearing past. The film fluidly weaves fragments of childhood nostalgia and harsh realities of the past; unique glimpses into collective memory of a place undergoing rapid changes. Produced as part of a larger community documentary project through UnionDocs called Living Los Sures.

Screened at DOC NYC, Rincon International Film Festival, PS1 MoMA

Of Memory & Los Sures: https://vimeo.com/44074203

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