El Pueblo Se Levanta
In the late 1960s, conditions for Puerto Ricans in the United States reached a breaking point. Produced in 1971, the hard-hitting documentary El Pueblo Se Levanta (50 min) focuses on the poverty and oppression of New York City's own East Harlem. Narrated by the people it portrays, the film captures the dual compassion and militancy of the activist group the Young Lords as they began to take direct action to improve the conditions of their community. Join us for a screening of the film, followed by a talkback with historians, activists and others.
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Co-presented with Jessica Green at the Maysles Documentary Center as part of their ongoing non-fiction film series Made in Harlem: Class of ’68.
This screening is also part of our Activism on Film series, which delves into stories of social activism in New York City inspired by our ongoing Activist New York exhibition. To view all the programs in the series, click here.
$15 for Adults | $12 for Seniors, Students, and Educators (with ID) | $10 for Museum Members
Includes Museum admission.
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