Un documental bilingüe producido por el canal 11 acerca de la comunidad de Pilsen.
“Meet people. Not programs or metrics or data,” explains WTTW producer and writer Daniel Andries.
The ‘My Neighborhood: Pilsen’ iniative focuses on a few extraordinary community figures – a healthcare worker who mentors teens, the owner of a café that serves as a neighborhood gathering spot, a community organizer, and others – who are integral to their thriving community.
“We have such a powerful documentary, where Pilsen is telling their story in their own words, and we thought that doing this kind of deep dive into a community deserved more of a footprint. So we organized a town hall broadcast and live stream event,” executive producer Dan Soles says.
Screenings and discussions of the documentary will be held in Chicago neighborhoods over the coming months, beginning with the 5:30pm premiere screening on Thursday, April 20 at Pilsen’s Benito Juarez Community Academy.
A week later, on April 27, a town hall event presented in partnership with Univision Chicago accompanies the premiere broadcast and live airing of the documentary at 7:00pm on PBS.
Univision Chicago also plans to broadcast My Neighborhood: Pilsen on Sunday, April 30 at 11:00am.