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America ReFramed brings to life compelling stories, personal voices and experiences that illuminate the contours of our ever-changing country. Since 2012, the series has premiered 170 films - more than half helmed by female makers and a third credited to BIPOC makers - centering stories of the LGBTQ community, people with disabilities, the formerly incarcerated, veterans, immigrants and more.

La Manplesa: An Uprising Remembered

52m 16s

On May 5th, 1991, people took to the streets of Washington D.C.’s Mount Pleasant neighborhood to protest the police shooting of a young Salvadoran man, Daniel Gomez. Through testimony, song, poetry, and street theater, LA MANPLESA: An Uprising Remembered weaves together the collective memory of one of D.C.’s first barrios and dives into the roots of the '91 rebellion.

Episodes

  • La Manplesa: An Uprising Remembered: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    La Manplesa: An Uprising Remembered

    S10 E8 - 52m 16s

    On May 5th, 1991, people took to the streets of Washington D.C.’s Mount Pleasant neighborhood to protest the police shooting of a young Salvadoran man, Daniel Gomez. Through testimony, song, poetry, and street theater, LA MANPLESA: An Uprising Remembered weaves together the collective memory of one of D.C.’s first barrios and dives into the roots of the '91 rebellion.

  • Any Given Day: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Any Given Day

    S10 E7 - 1h 24m

    Filmmaker Margaret Byrne follows three formerly incarcerated Chicagoans as they manage their respective mental illnesses while searching for stability in their families, friendships, jobs and housing. While documenting the challenges that are faced at the intersections of a punitive carceral system, poverty and substance use, Byrne reckons with her own history of mental illness.

  • Daughter of a Lost Bird: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Daughter of a Lost Bird

    S10 E4 - 1h 6m

    Kendra, a Native adoptee, grew up assimilated in a loving, white family with little connection to her heritage. Now, as an adult with a family of her own, Kendra embarks on a seven year journey to find her biological mother, April, and return to her Lummi homeland. Together, Kendra and April, also a Native adoptee, navigate what it means to be Native and to belong to a tribe from the outside.

  • Sapelo: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Sapelo

    S10 E3 - 1h 31m

    On Sapelo island, two young brothers, JerMarkest and Jonathan, are coming of age in the last remaining enclave of the Saltwater Geechee. As Sapelo’s storyteller and elder matriarch, their adoptive mother, Cornelia Walker Bailey, works to preserve what remains of her African-American community in the face of encroachment by property developers.

  • For the Love of Rutland: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    For the Love of Rutland

    S10 E2 - 1h 24m

    An attempt to bring Syrian refugees to invigorate the economically struggling and predominantly white town of Rutland, VT unleashes deep partisan rancor. Despite a lifetime of feeling invalidated and shamed for her poverty and addiction, long-time Rutland resident, Stacie, emerges as an unexpected and resilient leader in a town divided by class, cultural values and political leanings.

  • Fannie Lou Hamer's America: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Fannie Lou Hamer's America

    S10 E1 - 58m 41s

    Fannie Lou Hamer's America is a portrait of a civil rights activist and the injustices in America that made her work essential. Through public speeches, personal interviews, and powerful songs of the fearless Mississippi sharecropper-turned-human-rights-activist, Fannie Lou Hamer's America explores and celebrates the lesser-known life of one of the Civil Rights Movement’s greatest leaders.

Extras + Features

  • Kid Candidate | Trailer: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Kid Candidate | Trailer

    S10 E9 - 1m 50s

    A viral joke video catapults Hayden Pedigo – a 24-year-old artist and musician in Amarillo, TX – into the spotlight and prompts him to make a surprise bid for city council. With his goal of upending the status quo and ousting corrupt incumbent politicians, KID CANDIDATE follows Pedigo’s unorthodox campaign while unpacking issues of race, income inequality and gentrification in small-town America.

  • La Manplesa: An Uprising Remembered | El Barrio: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    La Manplesa: An Uprising Remembered | El Barrio

    S10 E8 - 3m 10s

    With war in El Salvador, people fled to countries like the United States. And for immigrants living in a time of uncertainty, their new home of Mount Pleasant in Washington, D.C. became a community that honors family, culture, and more.

  • La Manplesa: An Uprising Remembered | Trailer: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    La Manplesa: An Uprising Remembered | Trailer

    S10 E8 - 3m 29s

    On May 5th, 1991, people took to the streets of Washington D.C.’s Mount Pleasant neighborhood to protest the police shooting of a young Salvadoran man, Daniel Gomez. Through testimony, song, poetry, and street theater, LA MANPLESA: An Uprising Remembered weaves together the collective memory of one of D.C.’s first barrios and dives into the roots of the '91 rebellion.

  • La Manplesa: An Uprising Remembered | Gentrification: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    La Manplesa: An Uprising Remembered | Gentrification

    S10 E8 - 3m 27s

    Members of the Mount Pleasant community like visual artists Ronald Chacón and Sami Miranda voice their unpleasant, and sometimes violent, experiences with the police. This followed a new wave of gentrification that created considerable tension between BIPOC and white neighbors.

  • La Manplesa: An Uprising Remembered | Preview: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    La Manplesa: An Uprising Remembered | Preview

    S10 E8 - 30s

    On May 5th, 1991, people took to the streets of Washington D.C.’s Mount Pleasant neighborhood to protest the police shooting of a young Salvadoran man, Daniel Gomez. Through testimony, song, poetry, and street theater, LA MANPLESA: An Uprising Remembered weaves together the collective memory of one of D.C.’s first barrios and dives into the roots of the '91 rebellion.

  • La Manplesa: An Uprising Remembered | A Change in Community: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    La Manplesa: An Uprising Remembered | A Change in Community

    S10 E8 - 1m 6s

    The 1991 uprising in Washington, D.C.'s Mount Pleasant was "the beginning of the conversation" for the Latino/a community. Often feeling unseen and unheard, the residents had endured policing and police brutality before the shooting of young Salvadoran Daniel Gomez.

  • Beyond the Lens with Ellie Walton | Interview: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Beyond the Lens with Ellie Walton | Interview

    S10 E8 - 4m 42s

    Ellie Walton talks about the rarely heard of events that unfolded in Washington, D.C.'s Mount Pleasant neighborhood in May 1991 and how they inspired her to share the stories of the community's Memory Keepers in her documentary, La Manplesa: An Uprising Remembered. The filmmaker also discusses the impact those days had on her as a child and as a storyteller today.

  • La Manplesa: An Uprising Remembered | WE EXIST: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    La Manplesa: An Uprising Remembered | WE EXIST

    S10 E8 - 1m 18s

    Lilo Gonzalez, a singer-songwriter & educator, and Roland Roebuck, an Afro Puerto Rican activist, talk openly about the uprising - from representation to policing of the Brown and Black community - in Washington, D.C.'s neighborhood of Mount Pleasant.

  • Any Given Day | State of Schizophrenia: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Any Given Day | State of Schizophrenia

    S10 E7 - 1m 13s

    Dimitar is writing about what he knows and experiences. His self-published book, State of Schizophrenia, shows that, with support, a person living with mental health can envision and achieve.

  • Any Given Day | Searching for a Home: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Any Given Day | Searching for a Home

    S10 E7 - 39s

    Housing in America is at a crisis point. And for single mothers of color like Angela, who is living with mental health, finding a safe, affordable space for her and her son is proving difficult.

  • Any Given Day | Trailer: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Any Given Day | Trailer

    S10 E7 - 2m 1s

    Filmmaker Margaret Byrne follows three formerly incarcerated Chicagoans as they manage their respective mental illnesses while searching for stability in their families, friendships, jobs and housing. While documenting the challenges that are faced at the intersections of a punitive carceral system, poverty and substance use, Byrne reckons with her own history of mental illness.

  • Any Given Day | The Vicious Cycle of Mental Health: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Any Given Day | The Vicious Cycle of Mental Health

    S10 E7 - 1m 50s

    Good days, bad days and everything in between is how living with mental health can be especially without support and with stigma. Dimitar's good days and then turn to substance abuse and criminality represent a common cycle of victory and defeat.

Schedule

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    America ReFramed

    La Manplesa: An Uprising Remembered

    Friday
    Oct 7

    1 Hour

    Testimony, song, poetry and street theater illustrate the 1991 rebellion of the people of Washington D.C.'s Mount Pleasant neighborhood after the police shooting of Daniel Gomez.
  • Image
    America ReFramed: TVSS: Iconic

    America ReFramed

    La Manplesa: An Uprising Remembered

    Friday
    Oct 7

    1 Hour

    Testimony, song, poetry and street theater illustrate the 1991 rebellion of the people of Washington D.C.'s Mount Pleasant neighborhood after the police shooting of Daniel Gomez.
  • Image
    America ReFramed: TVSS: Iconic

    America ReFramed

    La Manplesa: An Uprising Remembered

    Friday
    Oct 7

    1 Hour

    Testimony, song, poetry and street theater illustrate the 1991 rebellion of the people of Washington D.C.'s Mount Pleasant neighborhood after the police shooting of Daniel Gomez.
  • Image
    America ReFramed: TVSS: Iconic

    America ReFramed

    La Manplesa: An Uprising Remembered

    Saturday
    Oct 8

    1 Hour

    Testimony, song, poetry and street theater illustrate the 1991 rebellion of the people of Washington D.C.'s Mount Pleasant neighborhood after the police shooting of Daniel Gomez.
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    America ReFramed: TVSS: Iconic

    America ReFramed

    La Manplesa: An Uprising Remembered

    Sunday
    Oct 9

    1 Hour

    Testimony, song, poetry and street theater illustrate the 1991 rebellion of the people of Washington D.C.'s Mount Pleasant neighborhood after the police shooting of Daniel Gomez.
  • Image
    America ReFramed: TVSS: Iconic

    America ReFramed

    La Manplesa: An Uprising Remembered

    Sunday
    Oct 9

    1 Hour

    Testimony, song, poetry and street theater illustrate the 1991 rebellion of the people of Washington D.C.'s Mount Pleasant neighborhood after the police shooting of Daniel Gomez.
  • Image
    America ReFramed: TVSS: Iconic

    America ReFramed

    La Manplesa: An Uprising Remembered

    Sunday
    Oct 9

    1 Hour

    Testimony, song, poetry and street theater illustrate the 1991 rebellion of the people of Washington D.C.'s Mount Pleasant neighborhood after the police shooting of Daniel Gomez.
  • Image
    America ReFramed: TVSS: Iconic

    America ReFramed

    First Vote

    Thursday
    Oct 13

    1 Hour

    Chinese American electoral organizing in North Carolina and Ohio, from the 2016 presidential election to the 2018 midterms.
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    America ReFramed: TVSS: Iconic

    America ReFramed

    Deej

    Thursday
    Oct 13

    1 Hour

    First-year college student DJ Savarese fights to make inclusion and disability rights a reality for nonspeaking autistics.
  • Image
    America ReFramed: TVSS: Iconic

    America ReFramed

    First Vote

    Friday
    Oct 14

    1 Hour

    Chinese American electoral organizing in North Carolina and Ohio, from the 2016 presidential election to the 2018 midterms.
  • Image
    America ReFramed: TVSS: Iconic

    America ReFramed

    Deej

    Friday
    Oct 14

    1 Hour

    First-year college student DJ Savarese fights to make inclusion and disability rights a reality for nonspeaking autistics.
  • Image
    America ReFramed: TVSS: Iconic

    America ReFramed

    First Vote

    Friday
    Oct 14

    1 Hour

    Chinese American electoral organizing in North Carolina and Ohio, from the 2016 presidential election to the 2018 midterms.
  • Image
    America ReFramed: TVSS: Iconic

    America ReFramed

    Deej

    Friday
    Oct 14

    1 Hour

    First-year college student DJ Savarese fights to make inclusion and disability rights a reality for nonspeaking autistics.
  • Image
    America ReFramed: TVSS: Iconic

    America ReFramed

    First Vote

    Friday
    Oct 14

    1 Hour

    Chinese American electoral organizing in North Carolina and Ohio, from the 2016 presidential election to the 2018 midterms.
  • Image
    America ReFramed: TVSS: Iconic

    America ReFramed

    Deej

    Friday
    Oct 14

    1 Hour

    First-year college student DJ Savarese fights to make inclusion and disability rights a reality for nonspeaking autistics.
  • Image
    America ReFramed: TVSS: Iconic

    America ReFramed

    First Vote

    Saturday
    Oct 15

    1 Hour

    Chinese American electoral organizing in North Carolina and Ohio, from the 2016 presidential election to the 2018 midterms.
  • Image
    America ReFramed: TVSS: Iconic

    America ReFramed

    Deej

    Saturday
    Oct 15

    1 Hour

    First-year college student DJ Savarese fights to make inclusion and disability rights a reality for nonspeaking autistics.
  • Image
    America ReFramed: TVSS: Iconic

    America ReFramed

    First Vote

    Sunday
    Oct 16

    1 Hour

    Chinese American electoral organizing in North Carolina and Ohio, from the 2016 presidential election to the 2018 midterms.
  • Image
    America ReFramed: TVSS: Iconic

    America ReFramed

    Deej

    Sunday
    Oct 16

    1 Hour

    First-year college student DJ Savarese fights to make inclusion and disability rights a reality for nonspeaking autistics.
  • Image
    America ReFramed: TVSS: Iconic

    America ReFramed

    First Vote

    Sunday
    Oct 16

    1 Hour

    Chinese American electoral organizing in North Carolina and Ohio, from the 2016 presidential election to the 2018 midterms.

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