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Saturday, June 15, 2019 -
7:00pm to 9:00pm

Tickets & Registration

This event is FREE and open to the public.

Registration is required via the link below.



Free Film Screening: Decade of Fire

Saturday, June 15, 7 - 9 pm at the CAC


Throughout the 1970’s, fires consumed the South Bronx. Black and Puerto Rican residents were blamed for the devastation even as they battled daily to save their neighborhoods. In Decade of Fire, Bronx-born Vivian Vázquez Irizarry pursues the truth surrounding the fires – uncovering policies of racism and neglect that still shape our cities, and offering hope to communities on the brink today.

This screening is FREE and open to the public! Tickets are free but must be reserved in advance, here >

Post-Screening Panel Discussion

The event will close with a panel featuring filmmaker Vivian Vázquez Irizarry and local New Orleans-based activists and scholars, who will discuss the parallels between the legacies of divestment, disaster, and development between the Bronx and New Orleans.

About Patois Film Festival

Patois Film Festival is a festival with a mission. Founded by New Orleans artists and activists, they are dedicated to nurturing our city’s human rights community, supporting the work of local organizers and organizations involved in these struggles, and providing a forum for artistic expression of local and international issues. Learn more >

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