On May 5 in Lamont Park they screen the movie “La Manplesa” for free


A community screening of the film “La Manplesa: An Uprising Remembered” will take place on May 5 at Lamont Park in the Mount Pleasant neighborhood of Washington, DC.

In honor of the 31st anniversary of the Mount Pleasant uprising, organizers invite neighbors and community members to come together for a night of reflection remembering the events that took place there.

La Manplesa is a film by filmmaker Cindy Centeno, daughter of Salvadoran immigrants. Born and raised in Arlington, VA, she is also a photographer and media producer.

The documentary “La Manplesa: An Uprising Remembered” was produced based on testimonies, songs, poetry and street theater, the film exposes the historic uprising of Mount Pleasant in 1991 in Washington DC, caused by the police shooting of Daniel Gómez, a young man from El Salvador

Since its premiere at the GALA Hispanic Theater and the AFI Latin American Film Festival last fall, it has been screened more than 25 times in schools, colleges and theaters throughout the DC region.

Filmmaker Cindy Centeno tells us “Through interactive panels and creative workshops, our audiences have engaged personally and critically with the issues raised in our film: changing neighborhoods and gentrification, immigration, police violence, white supremacist systems, and, more importantly, how seemingly spontaneous uprisings are the result of problems lying below the surface and then springing into action.

One of our top priorities and impact goals is to bring this film specifically to the communities that are directly impacted and most in need of it.

Therefore, we are looking to invite members and residents of the local community, those individuals or families who currently live in the Mount Pleasant, Columbia Heights and Adams Morgan neighborhoods for a long time would like to see this film.

If possible, we hope you can support us in this goal by sharing about the event and the film, affirmed filmmaker Cindy Centeno.

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