La Manplesa: An Uprising Remembered
By Ellie Walton
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.
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.