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Director Joseph Vasquez on His Latest Film About the South Bronx

Vasquez's new movie, "Hangin' With The Homeboys," is a semi-autobiographical movie about growing up in the South Bronx. He talks to Terry Gross about relations between Latinos and African Americans in his neighborhood; Vasquez is biracial, and is part of both traditions.


Other segments from the episode on June 17, 1991

Fresh Air with Terry Gross, June 17, 1991: Interview with Joseph Vasquez; Commentary on the song "Sally Go Round the Roses"; Interview with Ronald Brownstein; Review of the television show "P.O.V."


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