I Am Los Angeles

I Am Los Angeles: Making it in America

Alma's dreams were shattered by the dangerous conditions created by the El Salvadorian civil war which first broke out in 1979, and lasted for almost 13 years.

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Dutch-born journalist and filmmaker now based Los Angeles.
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I Am Los Angeles: Pioneering a New-Wave Food Truck

I Am Los Angeles: Pioneering a New-Wave Food Truck

Coolhaus ice cream truck serves tasty treats inspired by architects whose work you can find throughout Los Angeles, from Franklin Lloyd Wright to Frank Gehry.
I Am Los Angeles: Bodybuilding With Tourists

I Am Los Angeles: Bodybuilding With Tourists

You would probably describe him as 'The Speedo-Guy' or 'The Tarzan Bodybuilder'.
I Am Los Angeles: A Greener Living for an Urban Family

I Am Los Angeles: A Greener Living for an Urban Family

Urban homesteading at the Dervaes home is a most unconventional lifestyle given that their home is in the middle of Pasadena, California.
I Am Los Angeles: A Lifetime Experience

I Am Los Angeles: A Lifetime Experience

"Just because you box someone doesn't mean that you hate them. You have to learn how to be self-disciplined," says the manager of a boxing gym in Watts.
I Am Los Angeles: A Full Spectrum in Monochrome

I Am Los Angeles: A Full Spectrum in Monochrome

Photographer Gregory Bojorquez captures the energy of the everyday lives of his neighbors in East L.A.
I Am Los Angeles: Shaping for the Waves

I Am Los Angeles: Shaping for the Waves

Just like his father, the Venice board shaper simply lives and breathes surfing.
I Am Los Angeles: Kickflip

I Am Los Angeles: Kickflip

All it took was to witness one well-executed kickflip, and Theotis Beasley knew he wanted to skate.
I Am Los Angeles: On His Way Back

I Am Los Angeles: On His Way Back

A video portrait of a man whose dreams and determination allowed him to get off the streets and into a stable life.
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