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Death and Diabetes in the City of Angels

The soda industry has reaped billions in revenue, spreading Type 2 diabetes in low-income cities like East L.A., but there are now forces at work that aim to bring them down.

2018: Los Angeles Film & Script Festival - Best Documentary Short - ‘Death and Diabetes in the City of Angels.’
2018: Oregon Film Festival - Most Inspirational Film - ‘Death and Diabetes in the City of Angels.’
2018: APHA Global Public Health Film Festival - 1st Place, Gary Black Memorial Award for Excellence - 'Death and Diabetes in the City of Angels.'
2018: Santa Monica International Film Festival - Honorable Mention - ‘Death and Diabetes in the City of Angels.’

  • Jay Vera
  • Jay Vera
  • Jay Vera
  • Project Type:
    Documentary, Short
  • Runtime:
    22 minutes 51 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    March 15, 2018
  • Production Budget:
    5,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Language:
  • Shooting Format:
    Canon C300
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  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
Director Biography - Jay Vera

Jay Vera is a creative, passionate, award-winning Film Producer, Writer, Director, and Editor who cares deeply about serving underserved individuals through his films. As a first-generation Mexican-American, Jay hopes to deliver raw stories about traumatic events and displaced segments of our communities and culture writ large.

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