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City Lights: Ellie Walton’s La Manplesa Premieres This Week

Thirty years ago, the police shooting of Daniel Gomez in D.C.’s Mount Pleasant set off a days-long uprising by the local, largely Latinx, community. Ellie Walton, now a director, was there. Walton’s latest film, La Manplesa, premieres this week and focuses on 1991’s unrest and its contemporary resonance with the Black Lives Matter protests, prompted by the killings of George Floyd and Breonna Taylor. “I was 9 years old,” Walton says. “I remember hearing the shot walking up the block from my house. I remember seeing Daniel Gomez being taken away in the ambulance and the pool of blood. But mostly, I remember the feeling on people’s faces. […]