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Jewel Of The Pacific

Airs Saturday, June 1, 2019 at 4:30 p.m. on KPBS 2

Aerial view of sunrise over Pacific Beach pier in San Diego, Calif. Featured ...

Credit: Courtesy of Filmmaker Eladio Arvelo

Above: Aerial view of sunrise over Pacific Beach pier in San Diego, Calif. Featured in the film, “Jewel Of The Pacific."

What happens when a sleepy beach town starts transforming?

Surfers move in. Beach and surf revolution begins.

Next, college students make it a bustling neighborhood of their own.

Then come the entrepreneurs and work professionals, demanding better restaurants, better bars, better fitness options, and of course their own farmers market.

The cost of living starts going up, pushing out original residents.

This happened in New York City in the ‘80s, then San Francisco in the ‘90s.

Now gentrification is spreading across the United States and perhaps the world.

Join us in exploring this topic with “Jewel Of The Pacific.” In the heart of San Diego, California: Pacific Beach.

Jewel Of The Pacific - Official Trailer

Jewel of the Pacific - Official Trailer from Eladio Arvelo on Vimeo.

A long-term resident of Pacific Beach explores the gradual gentrification of his once sleepy neighborhood in San Diego, California. Directed by Eladio Arvelo (USA). Copyright 2018 by Eclectic Aspirations LLC.

Directed by Eladio Arvelo.

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