Directed by Diego Echeverria • Documentary • 1984 • 57 minutes
Diego Echeverria’s LOS SURES probes the residents of the Southside of Williamsburg, Brooklyn, pre-gentrification. Poverty, drugs, gang violence, crime, abandoned real estate, racial tension, single-parent homes, and inadequate local resources are the backbone of a complex portrait that also celebrates the vitality of this largely Puerto Rican and Dominican community, showing the strength of their culture, their creativity, and their determination to overcome a desperate situation. LOS SURES is newly restored and presented for the first time in over two decades.
“An authenticity that has been captured by no fiction film I’ve ever seen.” —L.A. Weekly