A crowd protesting against Fort Apache Insults

Diana Caballero Papers, 1967-1999

South Bronx crowd protesting film "Fort Apache, The Bronx" as an insulting depiction of the area and its residents, 1981. A tagline from the 1981 film "Fort Apache, The Bronx", directed by Daniel Petrie, proclaimed, "Fifteen minutes from Manhattan there's a place where even the cops fear to tread." The film's brutal depiction of the South Bronx neighborhood and residents, mostly Black and Puerto Rican, caused local community groups to protest, and a lawsuit against the producers threatened. As a result, several changes were made in the movie script, and a disclaimer was added next to the film's title.


Date
1981, Date accepted
Creator
Diana Caballero
Language
English
Document Type
Photograph: b & w photographs
Identifier
CEN_DiCa_B44F7_357
Related Keywords
Community, Families, Films
Related Places
The Bronx (is referenced)
Citation
Diana Caballero Papers, 1967-1999. A crowd protesting against Fort Apache Insults: CEN_DiCa_B44F7_357. Center for Puerto Rican Studies Library & Archives, Hunter College, CUNY. Web. 21 Sep 2017.
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