El Pueblo Se Levanta

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    A portrait of Puerto Rico’s inner city organizing during the late 1960s.

    DIRECTED BY: Third World Newsreel Collective

    Documentary | U.S.A | 1971 | 50 mins | English |


    In the late ’60s, conditions for Puerto Ricans in the US reached the boiling point. Faced with racial discrimination, deficient community services, poor education and job opportunities, Puerto Rican communities began to address these injustices by using direct action. Focused 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 to fight back against social injustice.