FILMS, SOCIAL MEDIA AND ACTIVISM PAST AND PRESENT

Two Free and Open to the Public Film Screenings and Panels at Pioneer Works and Julia de Burgos Latino Cultural Center in New York City

One member of the Young Lords Party

(New York, NY) Third World Newsreel (TWN) and Pioneer Works are pleased to co-present a screening of El Pueblo Se Levanta (The People Are Rising) on June 4, 2022, 5:30 PM (EDT). Followed by a screening of Coyolxauhqui and Have You Seen? (both 2017), two short films by Colectivo Los Ingrávidos. The program will conclude with a discussion centered on activism-focused films both past and present, and the various forms of visual and social media now used in collective organizing.

Featured speakers will include El Pueblo Se Levanta filmmakers Iris Morales and Bev Grant; former TWN member Allan Siegel; and Natasha Dhillon and Amin Husain from MTL Collective, a collaborative that joins research, aesthetics, organizing and action in practice. The conversation will be moderated by Teresa Basilio Gaztambide, and a member of Colectivo Los Ingrávidos will also join via Zoom. This event is supported in part with support from a Humanities New York Action Grant.

RSVP for the event happening on June 4th @5:30 PM (EDT) at Pioneer Works, 135 Imlay Street, Brooklyn, NY.

Two members of the Young Lords party

Brought to you by Third World Newsreel with the New York Latino Film Festival and the Hispanic Federation. Join us for a free screening of the historic film by Iris Morales, ¡PALANTE, SIEMPRE PALANTE! (Forward, Forever Forward!, 1996) where members of the Young Lords Party examine their history and impact, followed by a discussion with filmmakers, activists, and community members, on activism-focused film past and present, and the various forms of visual and social media now being used in community organizing.

Featured speakers include: Iris Morales (former Young Lords Party member, filmmaker and author), Marisa Franco (Co-Founder/Executive Director, Mijente), Nasheli Ortiz (Director, Taller Puertorriqueño) and Christopher Rivera of NY Boricua Resistance. Moderated by Yarimar Bonilla (political anthropologist, professor, writer, and director of the Center for Puerto Rican Studies at Hunter College.) The talk will be streamed on Youtube. This event is supported in part with support from a Humanities New York Action Grant.

RSVP for this limited seating event, on June 14th at 6:30 PM at the Julia De Burgos Latino Cultural Center at 1680 Lexington Ave, NY, NY 10029 at 106th St.

Press Contact: JT Takagi, twn@twn.org, (212) 947–9277 ext. 10

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Third World Newsreel (TWN) is an alternative media arts organization that fosters the creation, appreciation and dissemination of independent film and video by and about people of color and social justice issues. It does this through educational distribution, exhibition, production and training. Founded in 1967 as the Newsreel, a radical film collective, it became Third World Newsreel in the seventies. Visit twn.org.

Pioneer Works is a cultural center dedicated to experimentation, education, and production across disciplines. Through a broad range of educational programs, performances, residencies, and exhibitions, Pioneer Works transcends disciplinary boundaries to foster a community where alternative modes of thought are activated and supported. We strive to make culture accessible to all.Visit pioneerworks.org

The New York Latino Film Festival (NYLFF) is the premier Urban Latino film event in the country. Since its founding in 1999, the NYLFF produces culturally relevant and entertaining experiences that build audiences for Latino cinema, support the film community with professional development and foster relationships for Latino talent. Programming includes the flagship film festival in New York City, competition programs and community programs. nylatinofilmfestival.com

Hispanic Federation (HF) is the nation’s premier Latino nonprofit membership organization. Founded in 1990, HF seeks to empower and advance the Hispanic community, support Hispanic families, and strengthen Latino institutions through work in the areas of education, health, immigration, civic engagement, economic empowerment and the environment. hispanicfederation.org

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Third World Newsreel is a media arts organization that fosters independent, social justice BIPOC films.