Watts Waits is a short documentary film by Drew Bachrach that explores the changes coming to South Central L.A.’s Jordan Downs, the best known and housing project in the Western United States. The trailer was released last month, and you can watch it above.

After surviving two riots and the crack wars of the 80’s and 90’s, the 700 low-income housing units that make up this development are being torn down. What will happen next? Who will be welcome in the remade South Los Angeles?

This film serves as the last look at this cultural icon that was immortalized on-screen in Menace II Society and has played a central role in the tumult of South Central Los Angeles since it was built after World War II.

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Directed By: Drew Bachrach – DrewBachrach.com
Cinematography: Sayer – SayerDanforth.com
Music by: Kyle Johnston – KyleRobertJohnston.com

Starring:
Michael Cummings, Carnisha Coleman, Willie Freeman, Jeremy Hayes, Rodney Williamson and Albert Russell

Produced by:
John King, Michael Cummings, Willie Freeman and Albert Russell

In conjunction with:
Project Fatherhood and People Living Safe

AWARDS AND HONORS:
Official Selection – 2015 Newport Beach International Film Festival
Audience Choice Award – 2015 New Film Makers “On Location” Program
Official Selection – 2015 LA Harbor International Film Festival

Shot with RED finished in Adobe CC 2015
2015 – Bachrach Inc.