Private Property sign in foreground with beach behind it | Still from "Access Denied" on SoCal Connected

L.A. in Bloom

What makes Los Angeles bloom?

Director Dija Dowling documents the stories of everyday people who make L.A. a beautiful place to live.

L.A. is home to a variety of occupations. From baristas, shoe cobblers, waitresses, to record store employees, every Angeleno has a unique story to share beyond the typical 9-5 job.

By day, Minerva is a waitress at Dowling's favorite Cuban restaurant on Sunset Blvd. But by night, she's ready to slip on her dance shoes and enjoy a cold Jarritos beverage.

Or, there's Jack - a shoe cobbler who loves Lebanese food, particularly humus. He also loves listening to Celine Dion.

Los Angeles is a diverse city filled with hope. It's also a city filled marked by rows of flowers, intriguing vintage signs, front yard shrines, and street art just about anywhere you go.

What do you love most about Los Angeles?

Featuring Interviews With:

  • Rahad, bartender
  • Carmen, record store employee
  • Minerva, waitress
  • Jack, shoe cobbler




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