Iris Morales, 1996, 48 min

In the midst of the African Amer­i­can lib­er­a­tion strug­gle, protests to end the Viet­nam War and the women’s move­ment for equal­i­ty, the Young Lords Par­ty emerged, rais­ing a mil­i­tant voice for the empow­er­ment of Puer­to Ricans and oth­er Latino/as in the Unit­ed States. Through inti­mate con­ver­sa­tions with for­mer mem­bers and archival footage, the doc­u­men­tary sur­veys Puer­to Rican his­to­ry as well as the Young Lords’ polit­i­cal vision and legacy.

Screen­ing fol­lowed by a talk-back ses­sion with the film’s direc­tor, Iris Morales, high­light­ing her expe­ri­ence as the first female mem­ber of the Young Lords as well as her work cap­tur­ing the organization’s his­to­ry in film and the recent­ly pub­lished Through the Eyes of Rebel Women.

Date: Sun­day, Jan­u­ary 22nd, 5:00pm

Loca­tion: Maysles Cin­e­ma at the Maysles Doc­u­men­tary Cen­ter (MDC)

343 Lenox Avenue/Malcolm X Boulevard
New York, NY, 10027
(btwn 127th and 128th Streets)

Sub­ways: 23, 4,5,6, A,B,C,D to 125th Street

Vis­it MDC site for more information.

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