A documentary about Boyle Heights and five other California communities fighting neighborhood changes that lead to gentrification premieres Wednesday on KCET.
“City Rising,” showcases six Californian communities where there is a “growing movement of advocates seeking responsible development across the state,” according to a statement released by KCET.
“Although a hot-button issue today, gentrification is nothing new,” said Juan Devis, KCETLink Media Group Chief Creative Officer, in the press release. “Years of discriminatory housing laws continue as the rights to property, home and community are taking center stage in a local as well as global debate. We hope ‘City Rising’ gives a voice to a movement and a reality that is rampant in cities across America.”
South Los Angeles, Long Beach, Santa Ana, Oakland, and Oak Park will also be showcased in the documentary in addition to Boyle Heights.
“City Rising” airs Wednesday, Sept. 13 at 8 p.m. on KCET in Southern California and at 8 p.m. ET/PT on Link TV nationwide (DirecTV 375 and DISH network).
The documentary will also be available online where it will run as six 15-minute long episodes.