Starz’s ‘Vida’ Explores Gentrification of Latino Neighborhoods… by Other Latinos

Starz’s upcoming drama “Vida” shares stories of Latinos in Los Angeles, told by the Latinos — whose stories might not be familiar to a broader audience.

One issue the half-hour drama will tackle in its first season, showrunner Tanya Saracho said, is “gentefication,” the gentrification of Latinp neighborhoods by other Latinos.

A play on the Spanish word gente (which translates to “people,”) gentefication is a term used to describe the changes brought to a community when young, upwardly mobile Latinos move back to their old neighborhoods and displace less wealthy residents. Some...

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By: TheWrap - 4 days ago

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