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Decade of Fire

East TN PBS presents Decade of Fire


By Vivian Vázquez Irizarry, Gretchen Hildebran, and Julia Steele Allen
Approximate run time: 56 minutes followed by a talkback

In the 1970s, fires raged through the South Bronx. Abandoned by landlords and city officials, nearly a half million residents were displaced from their beloved neighborhood. With the help of fellow survivors, filmmaker and Bronx native Vivian Vázquez Irizarry tells the story of the residents who banded together amidst the rubble and built a better future for their community.

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