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The People Are Rising | The Young Lords Film

El Pueblo se levanta

United States, 1971


In the late 60s, conditions for Puerto Ricans in the US were terrible. This film, conceived as a direct action, focuses on the community of East Harlem, capturing the compassion and militancy of the Young Lords as they implemented their own health, educational and public assistance programs.

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The People Are Rising | The Young Lords Film Directed by The Newsreel Collective

Awards & Festivals

Berlin International Film Festival

1972 | Winner: OCIC Award - Recommendation (Forum of New Film)