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A Place Called Desire with Leonard Smith

A Place Called Desire with Leonard Smith

IT's COMING - October 1st: A Place Called Desire

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Join Producer Leonard Smith of for a discussion about a unique project to chronicle the story of an African American community located in the Upper Ninth Ward of New Orleans, Louisiana called Desire.  Leonard Smith has worked tirelessly to interview residents of this community to capture the essence of what it meant for African American families to become homeowners after World War II in one of the first communities designated for returning Veterans.  In addition, this self contained community of schools, grocery stores, a theatre and religious institutions provided the opportunity for the residents to develop a strong bond with their humble beginnings. 

A Place Called DESIRE documentary will show how the effects of two powerful, catastrophic disasters, took aim on this once tight-knit community. These disasters are only intensified by the lack of movement from the local, state and federal governm