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.
MEET THE MAKERS & MEMORY-KEEPERS: LA MANPLESA
Ahead of the premiere, filmmakers Ellie Walton and Cindy Centeno joined an Instagram Live to talk 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.