Activism on Film

From left to right: Film stills from "El Pueblo Se Levanta," "No Vietnamese Ever Called Me Nigger," and "I Could Tell You 'Bout My Life"

Inspired by our ongoing exhibition, Activist New York, this non-fiction film series delves into stories of social activism in New York City, both past and present. From juvenile justice initiatives of today, to the intertwining and history-making activist movements of the 1960s and '70s, these films capture the people, places, and legacy of the city's longstanding engagement with making a change. Each film will be followed by a conversation with filmmakers and other notable guests. 

Click on a program below to learn more and purchase tickets. 

Films Thursday, March 14, 6:30pm

Past Event: El Pueblo Se Levanta

A screening of "El Pueblo Se Levanta" (1971), which captures the Young Lords of East Harlem in their fight against social injustice.

Our Supporters and Partners

Activist New York and its associated programs are made possible by The Puffin Foundation, Ltd

Activist New York is the inaugural exhibition in The Puffin Foundation Gallery, which is dedicated to the ways in which ordinary New Yorkers have exercised their power to shape the city's and the nation's future.

Special thanks to the Maysles Documentary Center and BYkids.

Join MCNY!

Want free or discounted tickets, special event invites, and more?