A screening of the documentary El pueblo se levanta (Third World Newsreel Collective, 19710 will take place on Thursday, March 14, at 6:30pm, at the Museum of the City of New York (1220 Fifth Ave at 103rd Street, New York, New York).
Made In Harlem: El pueblo se levanta (Third World Newsreel, 1971, 50 minutes) In the late 1960s, conditions for Puerto Ricans in the United States reached a breaking point. Produced in 1971, the hard-hitting documentary 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.
Speakers include Juan González, former Young Lord, journalist (Democracy Now, The Daily News) and author of Harvest of Empire: A History of Latinos in America, and Bev Grant, one of the film’s creators.
$15 for Adults | $12 for Seniors, Students, and Educators (with ID) | $10 for Museum Members
Includes Museum admission.