Directed By: Dwayne LeBlanc⎥ USA ⎥ 2020 ⎥ 7m 25s ⎥
Olympic Village 2028 is a film about South Los Angeles, a historically Black neighborhood with deep ties to the Great Migration and the modern American story. A portrait of a place as a shifting landscape. Images of the present, marvels of Mid-Century design and architecture, are woven together with a chorus of cross-generational voices. They echo the lives created and lost within this geography. Lives that have populated and animated these structures and avenues. Histories defined by this place and that continue to hold on, despite time, loss, and outside aggravation. The primary voice in the film, that of an Uncle, illustrates the way ‘home’ can be made and preserved in the face of the external elements designed to dismantle his very sense of place in the world.
About the Director:
Dwayne LeBlanc is a first generation Caribbean-American creative with parents from the island of Dominica. He currently lives in Los Angeles where he makes work in film, television, and photography.