Grace of the Sea

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Luis Gutierez Sanchez calls himself "Grace of the Sea" and has been living in a garage in South LA for six years. But now, he has to move. Producer David Weinberg brings us a chronicle of Grace's life as a gay, undocumented immigrant in Los Angeles. It's a story about love, violence and a magic potato.

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Luis loads up a shopping cart to move his stuff into his new room.
This is the first time he's ever lived in his own room.

This episode is a part of KCRW's ongoing series, Below The Ten: Life in South LA. It features intimate stories about the people who live in some of the city's poorest neighborhoods. The series is supported by a grant from the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation.

Warning: This program contains explicit language and addresses adult topics and themes - including sex and drug use.

Produced by David Weinberg. Edited by Nick White.
Special thanks to Sonya Geis, Alexandra Garreton, Caitlin Shamberg and Gary Scott.

This story originally aired on August 28, 2015. 

Photos courtesy of Below the Ten: Life in South LA



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