In the Bronx, bodegas are a way of life. You can get everything from snacks to supper. Who decides what they sell? Why is their stuff so cheap? Why should we care?
In CUP’s documentary Bodega Down Bronx, Teaching Artist Jonathan Bogarín and a group of students from the South Bronx explore the ins and outs of bodegas – from global supply to local demand – to reveal how a web of subsidies shapes their neighborhood’s health from hundreds of miles away.
The Center for Urban Pedagogy (CUP)
Teaching Artist: Jonathan Bogarín
Project leads: Valeria Mogilevich, Rosten Woo
Project support: Sarah Nelson Wright
Animation: Andy Kennedy
New Settlement's Bronx Helpers
Students: Kimberly Campos, Wendy Concepción, Margaret Jiménez, Paula Brown, Sandra Evans, Alana Figuereo, Elizabeth Irizarry, Christopher Miree, Daniel Salabria
Program coordinators: Jennifer Classon, Krystal González, Hugh Roberts