New Film ‘Wela’ Aims To Keep Cemento Grande’s Memories And History Alive

Filmmaker Victoria Ferrell-Ortiz says she made the film to honor her grandmother and others who grew up in the west Dallas neighborhood.

By Stella M. ChavezOctober 1, 2018 10:00 am, , ,

From KERA:

Growing up, Victoria Ferrell-Ortiz didn’t hear her grandmother talk about life in Cemento Grande or Cement City, the town built for workers of The Trinity Portland Cement Company in the early 1900s.

She’s in her 80s now and Ferrell-Ortiz wanted to document her story before it’s too late.

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