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Date set for third screening of ‘Searching for La Yarda’

The short documentary film “Searching for La Yarda” will be screened for a third time soon.

The screening is set for 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 19 at the Lawrence Public Library. Admission is free, and masks are required.

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The film tells the story of La Yarda, the housing unit built for Mexican American railroad workers from 1920-51 in East Lawrence. The project, by local filmmakers Lourdes Kalusha-Aguirre and Marlo Angell, uses photos from archival resources and includes newly filmed interviews with previous residents of La Yarda.

Several surviving former residents of the neighborhood and dozens of their descendants attended the premiere screening on Oct. 2, and an encore showing was held the same evening. Many members of the community who were unable to attend have expressed an interest in seeing the film.

Any additional future screenings and further details will be added to our events calendar. Read more about the project at the links below.

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