La Manplesa: An Uprising Remembered

On May 5th, 1991, people took to the streets of Washington D.C.’s Mount Pleasant neighborhood to protest the police shooting of a young Salvadoran man, Daniel Gomez. Through testimony, song, poetry, and street theater, 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.


Growing Up Latina

Being a young Latina means living within a vibrant and varied global culture. It also means navigating identity and intersectionality. Rosanna discovers that friendship can cross all borders; Ana describes her last night at home before leaving Cuba forever; and Michele turns lemons into lemonade when she gets busted moonlighting. Three storytellers, three interpretations of GROWING UP LATINA.


Five Years North

FIVE YEARS NORTH is the story of America's immigration system through the eyes of Luis and Judy. Luis is an undocumented Guatemalan boy who arrives alone in New York City with little support and many responsibilities. Judy is a veteran ICE agent with Cuban American and Puerto Rican roots, who must weigh the human cost of her work against the future her family would face without her paycheck.


Sharing Latinx & Hispanic Heritage Stories

From September 15 through October 15, Hispanic Heritage Month marks a celebration of the Hispanic and Latinx communities, highlighting how sharing history and heritage is what keeps cultures alive from generation to generation. As the Latinx and Hispanic diaspora grows globally, we are reminded of the close-knit communities tied together by family, food, language and stories of perseverance. 

WORLD Channel is committed to bringing the diverse faces and voices of Latinx and Hispanic communities front and center through this year’s programming, highlighting films like La Manplesa, documenting the Salvadoran community of Washington, D.C. standing up against police violence, and Sushi Nachos, the story of how a Mexican-Japanese family uses their dual identity to create space for togetherness.

Watch films that both honor overcoming hardship and celebrate the triumphs and resiliency of these communities.

Discuss and engage on Facebook, TwitterInstagram and TikTok using the hashtags #HispanicHeritageMonth and #LatinxStories and tagging us @worldchannel.



Ahead of the premiere of La Manplesa, join us for a Meet the Makers conversation on Instagram Live! Hear about the legacy of D.C.'s Mt. Pleasant neighborhood and how the film captures the importance of art and memory-keeping – plus, watch a performance by special guest Sami Miranda! Watch the recording now.


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