LA MANPLESA: an uprising remembered
A film by Ellie Walton
2022, 52 minutes
On May 5th, 1991, people took to the streets of Washington D.C.'s Mount Pleasant neighborhood to protest the police shooting of Daniel Gomez, a young man from El Salvador. Through testimony, song, poetry, and street theatre, La Manplesa: An Uprising Remembered 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.
Subjects & Collections
2022 American Studies American History Criminal & Law Cultural Studies Directed by Women Latin-American Studies Sociology