"The understanding of a culture comes from hearing the language, tasting the food, seeing personal interactions, experiencing the traditions, and so much more when it is in context."
— Elizabeth Laval & Candice Pendergrass, Sikh Youth Public History Project
PBS Premiere–Tune in for the PBS Premiere of FIRE ON THE HILL, supported by a California Documentary Project grant. Just five miles south of downtown Los Angeles, South Central LA was for much of the twentieth century an agricultural boomtown filled with ranchers, farmers, and equestrians alike. Since the city’s establishment, Compton and the surrounding neighborhoods have always had a culture of Cowboys. Once common to the dusty dirt roads, this culture has all but disappeared now in a wash of land-hungry developers, apathetic politicians, and relentless gang activity. FIRE ON THE HILL tells the story of the South Central and Compton Cowboys and the last strongholds that they have; a horse stable known as the Hill that was mysteriously set on fire in 2012. This is the story of three of those Cowboys and their fight to live out their vision of the West.
FIRE ON THE HILL, Directed/Produced by Brett Fallentine
Find a few initial California airdates for the PBS premiere of FIRE ON THE HILL below, and be sure to check your local PBS station listings for more airdates:
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For more information on the film, visit https://www.fireonthehill.la/
This project is supported by a California Documentary Project Grant.