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Danny Trejo and Crystal Jackson at PacoimaStories premier screening

L.A. Daily News Previews New Documentary 'PacoimaStories' Directed by Crystal Jackson

March 30, 2016

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.

African American women in early Pacoima - 1946

'PacoimaStories: Land of Dreams' Reveals the Undying Spirit of a Historic Town

April 2, 2016

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.

PacoimaStories filmmakers - crystal-jackson-lon-grandison

The Family of Pacoima Filmmakers who
Co-Produced PacoimaStories: Land of Dreams 

Feb 1, 2017

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.

Richie Valens mural in Pacoima

Pacoima Icon and Legend Receives Historic Recognition from City of Los Angeles

September 5, 2017

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.