[Video Link] My friends Jessica Gao and Gaston Dominguez-Letelier are making a series of video profiles called "Authentic Los Angeles." In this episode, they profiled Raul Ojeda, shoemaker.
Authentic Los Angeles is a documentary series that explores and celebrates both Los Angeles heritage and appreciation for craftsmanship. Each film subject, whether an individual or institution, is chosen because they have perfected their specialty the old school way: putting in the time and hard work for the long haul. In short, they are dedicated to the authenticity of their product and their legacy. This project is curated by Jessica Gao and Gaston Dominguez-Letelier, both of whom immigrated from foreign countries but were raised in and around L.A.