Film Club - First Friday of the Month

The MNN El Barrio Firehouse Film Club celebrates films about the African and Latin diaspora experience in the United States and the global struggle for human rights. It offers a forum for discussions on history, politics, education, community, spirituality and more. Intended for intergenerational audiences, the screenings are free and open to the public.

The Film Club meets from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. on the first Friday of every month.

Apr 7, 2017 6:30 PM
Firehouse
Puerto Rican-American rapper Hamza Pérez pulled himself out of street life more than a decade ago and became a Muslim. Now he must confront the realities of the post-9/11 world. "This film gives audiences an insider’s view of a little-known cultural fusion between Muslims and street beats that has been developing since the very beginnings of hip-hop culture. The result is a surprising challenge to stereotypes of both Muslims and urban youth in America that encourages viewers to look critically at the 'clash of civilizations' between Islam and the West." POV
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Mar 3, 2017 6:30 PM
Firehouse
Angy Rivera's story portrays the reality of many immigrants living in the United States forced to exist in anonymity, silence, and fear. She became an activist and joined a generation of Dreamers to fight for change. This event is a collaboration with POV, the award-winning independent non-fiction film series on PBS www.pbs.org/pov
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Feb 3, 2017 6:30 PM
Firehouse
Please join us at MNN El Barrio Firehouse for the screening of Free Angela and All Political Prisoners, a documentary by Director Shola Lynch. In the turbulent 1960s, Angela Davis becomes a controversial political icon when she joins the Communist Party, protests with the Black Panthers, and becomes an advocate and spokesperson for prison reform in the United States. Her detractors label her as a dangerous menace, while her supporters call her a strong leader who defies authority and boldly advocates for "Power to All People".
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Jan 6, 2017 6:30 PM
Firehouse
Join us at MNN El Barrio Firehouse for the screening of award-winning film Every Child is Born a Poet: the Life and Works of Piri Thomas, by Jonathan Robinson.
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Sep 15, 2015 6:30 PM
Firehouse
MNN El Barrio Firehouse is pleased to present the screening of two short films from the organization Movement for Justice in El Barrio, a grassroots, immigrant-led organization that fights against gentrification and displacement in East Harlem.
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