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: 2⁄3, 4,5,6, A,B,C,D to 125th Street
Visit MDC site for more information.
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