La Manplesa: An Uprising Remembered w/ Special Guests
Director: Ellie Walton Run Time: 54 min min. Release Year: 2021
Starring: Lilo Gonzalez, Pepe Gonzalez, Quique Avilés, Ronald Chacon, Sami Miranda
An evening of live performances from some of the artists and memory keepers of the film, a screening of the film, and an opportunity to connect with the memory keepers and filmmakers! Performances will be outside at 7PM followed by the screening indoors.
On May 5th, 1991, people took to the streets of Washington D.C.’s Mount Pleasant neighborhood to protest the police shooting of Daniel Gómez, a young man from El Salvador. Through testimony, song, poetry, and street theatre, La Manplesa weaves together the collective memory of one of D.C.’s first barrios and dives into the roots of the ‘91 rebellion. As people across the world take to the streets to demand an end to police brutality, the film honors the largely untold stories that have come before us, and explores how artists prompt us to remember what we still have to fight for.