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Riverhorse’s “Under the Bridge” heads to PBS

UK-based production company Riverhorse's doc on Mexican-American identity, Under the Bridge (pictured), has been picked up by San Diego's KPBS network.
April 30, 2012

UK-based production company Riverhorse’s doc on Mexican-American identity, Under the Bridge, has been picked up by San Diego’s KPBS network.

Airing tonight (April 30) on the local PBS station, the doc tells the story of Chicano Park in San Diego. Chicano Park was created in 1970 when San Diego’s Logan Heights residents objected to the building of a highway patrol substation in their neighborhood, when they had been promised a park in that space.

The park played a symbolic role in the Mexican-American civil rights struggle and today is a living museum of Chicano art and culture.

“This is a very complex story. There aren’t many places for films like this on television but PBS in America is one of the spaces. We’re really pleased it’s going to be shown and hope the film can contribute to the debate around some of these important issues,” said director Mike Todd.

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