When the most in-depth documentary on Pacoima screened late last month, there wasn’t an empty seat in the house next to the likes of Rep. Tony Cardenas, actor Danny Trejo and R&B singer Howard Huntsberry.
See the untold history of a small town in Los Angeles, whose incredible story defines the evolution of American culture. From its earliest times in 450AD through today discover the amazing human spirit surrounding a place called Pacoima.
Written and directed by Crystal Jackson, PacoimaStories: Land of Dreams took more than a year to complete. It was financed by Jackson with Lon Grandison (Producer) and Lance Grandison (Cinematographer), all born in Pacoima.
When the PacoimaStories documentary first released, Ritchie Valens was already being called Pacoima's best known native. Now his legend has grown even larger. A stretch of the 5 Freeway will be renamed in his honor.