Suazo: The True Story of a Los Angeles Hero

By 1974, Bob Suazo, a young Vietnam War veteran, was homeless, living in cardboard boxes on the infamous Skid Row. Ten years later, he was a Los Angeles hero and leader of a revolutionary non-profit. This film retraces his remarkable and inspirational journey.

  • Lauren Swerdloff
    Director
  • Lauren Swerdloff
    Writer
  • Lauren Swerdloff
    Producer
  • Lauren Swerdloff
    Key Cast
  • Lauren Swerdloff
    Editor
  • Project Type:
    Documentary, Short, Student
  • Runtime:
    11 minutes 59 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    May 5, 2016
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Language:
    English
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    Yes
  • Student Project:
    Yes
Director Biography - Lauren Swerdloff

Lauren River Swerdloff, is Spanish and Russian-American writer, director, and producer. For over seven years, Lauren has volunteered at the Hollywood Sunset Free Health Clinic and now serves on its Board of Directors. She is dedicated to sharing the inspiring and insightful stories of the Clinic's community, as they represent the power of grassroots non-profits in underserved neighborhoods.

She is currently writing a non-fiction book about the Clinic's revolutionary legacy, featuring Bob Suazo's heroic story as one chapter. The book will be released in July 2016.

Lauren is also a student at Columbia University, studying Human Rights with a specialization in Political Science and Latino Studies.

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