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Missed ‘La Yarda’ screenings? Here’s a chance to watch on your own time

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Good news for those who have missed out so far: the popular short documentary “Searching for La Yarda” is set for a virtual screening, and it will be available online for a while.

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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, the housing unit built for Mexican American railroad workers from 1920-51 in East Lawrence. Families came to town to work for the Santa Fe Railroad, and they shared childcare duties and traditions. A flood wiped away the housing complex in 1951, but the families’ legacies continue.

Some community members have lamented being unable to attend in-person screenings, which thus far have been the only option for the general public to see the film. But filmmakers recently announced that those who are interested can join virtually for a live screening at 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 18. A Q&A session will follow the 15-minute documentary.

If you can’t watch at that time, the film and Q&A will remain online through Nov. 30, according to the Facebook event page.

Catch the screening on the La Yarda Documentary Facebook page at this link or on YouTube at this link.

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Missed ‘La Yarda’ screenings? Here’s a chance to watch on your own time

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Good news for those who have missed out so far: the popular short documentary “Searching for La Yarda” is set for a virtual screening, and it will be available online for a while.

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