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El Pueblo Se Levanta Ayer & Hoy (The People Are Rising Then & Now)

June 4, 5:30 pm9 pm.


Third World Newsreel (TWN) and Pioneer Works are pleased to co-present a screening of El Pueblo Se Levanta (The People Are Rising), an iconic film released in 1971 which captures the compassion and militancy of the Young Lords Party—a group that implemented health, educational and public assistance programs in response to the racial discrimination, deficient community services, poor education and job opportunities for Puerto Ricans in the United States.

El Pueblo Se Levanta will be followed by the screening of Coyolxauhqui and Have You Seen? (both 2017), two short films by Colectivo Los Ingrávidos. Founded in 2011 in Tehuacán, Colectivo Los Ingrávido—which translates to ‘invisible’—is a political media collective that claims a floating, even spectral presence, embracing the malleability and transportability of the moving image to confront the violence and corruption of contemporary Mexico.

The program will conclude with a discussion centered on activism-focused films both past and present, and the various forms of visual and social media now used in collective organizing. Featured speakers will include El Pueblo Se Levanta filmmakers Iris Morales and Bev Grant; TWN member Allan Siegel; and a member of Colectivo Los Ingrávidos. The conversation will be moderated by Teresa Basilio Gaztambide, and Nitasha Dhillon and Amin Husain from MTL Collective, a collaborative that joins research, aesthetics, organizing and action in practice, will join via Zoom.


Pioneer Works at Red Hook Labs 135 Imlay Street
Brooklyn, 11231

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