Posts Tagged ‘Lolita Lebron’

Remembering Lolita Lebron – The BBC’s “Last Word” radio program

Wednesday, August 18th, 2010

Lolita Lebrón
Puerto Rican nationalist who has died aged 90.

Lolita Lebron

LISTEN TO THE REPORT Lolita Lebron Obit on BBC Radio 8-6-10

Lolita Lebron did not expect to live beyond March 1st 1954. That was the day she led a gun attack on the US House of Representatives which wounded several congressman and saw her jailed for the next 25 years. The former beauty queen from the island of Puerto Rico soon became the poster woman for the nationalist struggle to gain independence from the US and she is often now compared to the revolutionaries Che Guevara and Pancho Villa.

Jane spoke to one of her co-activists who took part in the attack in 1954, Rafael Cancel Miranda, and to Angelo Falcon of the National Institute for Latino Policy.

Dolores “Lolita” Lebrón was born 19 November 1919 and died 1 August 2010

Juan Shamsul’s Film “Once Upon A Time”

Sunday, November 1st, 2009
December 15, 2006
9:15 pm

Juan Shamsul Filmmaker/Director Juan Shamsul Alam’s Film “Once Upon A Time” To be screened December 15, 9:15 pm at the Tribeca screening theater 375 Greenwhich st.. The story revolves around Lolita Lebron, and the repercussion after, on a Puerto Rican community, especially on The Campos Family from 107 th. Street. You will, laugh, anger, and cry. Free to the public. Must make reservations. Email alam778@hotmal.com seating is limited.

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“Once Upon A Time En El Barrio”

Tuesday, October 23rd, 2007

If you haven’t seen this film about the struggle of a Puerto Rican family in 1954, here is a chance to see it..You will really enjoy this film. Because it is positive and it truely deals with the issues of Today…Example, the young Man shot and killed in east Harlem Jayson “Jay Tirado, where are our people to protest this, Where is Al? You know who. When Latino Blood is shed.  That we should protest, the cop is walking around free! This movie deals with the abuse upon a Puerto Rican Family by Cops, in 1954, and the the struggles of Lolita Lebron.


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OUR WOMEN, OUR STRUGGLE by Melissa Montero

Monday, July 9th, 2007

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Hello Community:

As some of you may know, I, Melissa Montero have been working on my documentary: Our Women, Our Struggle for the past three and a half years. It’s really been a great opportunity to work on such a powerful project. It’s a work of love.

At the moment I am raising funds to continue production in August and for the next few months ahead. I am reaching out to as many sources as I can such as grants, foundations, and private donors.

I am asking you to help this year by giving a donation to Our Women, Our Struggle. If you are interested in donating you can personally reach me at zoemontero@hotmail.com or melissa@ourwomenourstruggle.com.

To view my trailer pls go to www.myspace.com/melissazm or
www.ourwomenourstruggle.com

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Brief Synopsis:
Our Women, Our Struggle (working title) is a compelling hour-long documentary that chronicles the lives of three Puerto Rican revolutionary women – Isabel Rosado, Lolita Lebron, and Dylcia Pagan — who dedicated their lives to the Puerto Rican Independence movement and as a result were subjected to FBI surveillance and each spent many years in prison. The women will speak about their persecution and involvement in the historical struggle for Puerto Rican Independence on the island and in the Diaspora.

Collectively, these three women served over 50 years in federal prison as a consequence of their radical political activism. Doña Isabel Rosado was sentenced to 17 years in prison, serving thirteen. Doña Lolita Lebron was first sentenced to death but later the sentence was changed to 56 years. She served 25 years in prison. Doña Dylcia Pagan was sentenced to 55 years and served 19. They take us through seven decades of struggle.

Our Women, Our Struggle will give the women a voice to speak about their persecution and involvement in the historical struggle for Puerto Rican Independence on the island and in the Diaspora. This documentary will also include interviews with secondary subjects who will add to our understanding of Puerto Rican History, the community at that time, the role of these women, and the U.S. approach to dissidents.

If you require additional information about Our Women, Our Struggle, please contact me and I will be happy to answer any questions you may have. You may also visit www.ourwomenourstruggle.com for more details about the documentary.

I thank you for your time and consideration. I look forward to whatever support you can provide. I couldn’t do it without the generosity of donors like yourself.

Thank you,

Melissa Montero

Film Festival July 21 and 24

Friday, June 22nd, 2007

Juan Shamsul

New York Screenings
Village East Cinemas
181 2nd Ave at 12th St.
New York City
You can order tickets ($12.00) at nyfilmvideo.com.

This Brother has two films in this festival. 

“Once Upon a Time En El Barrio” (37 minutes)
Saturday, July 21 @ 4:00 pm
Director and Writer Juan Shamsul Alam
Genre Documentary
The story revolves around Lolita Lebron, A Nationalist Puerto Rican who with five men went to Washington DC. And shot up the house of congress in March of 1954.
Actors: Angel Caban, Ana Reynos and Emilio Rosa.
Co-Stars: Anibal O’lleras, Angel Ramirez Jr., Santo Alam, Dania Brache, Eddie Rivera and Angelino Rodriguez

“Purple Paradise” (78 minutes)
Tuesday, July 24 @ 4:00 pm.
Genre Drama/Mystery
Writer Juan Shamsul Alam/R. Bobby Persad
A Man escapes from Prison and ends up in a bar with strange characters. Out of Hell.
Starring Ron Randle, R. Bobby Persad, Carolyn Demares and Santo Alam as Poncho.

We urge the community to come out and support these films.  Palante Juan Shamsul !!!!!

Suave

 

“Once Upon A Time En El Barrio”

Sunday, November 26th, 2006

Filmmaker/Director Juan Shamsul Alam’s Film “Once Upon A Time” To be screened December 15, 9:15 pm at the Tribeca screening theater 375 Greenwhich st.. The story revolves around Lolita Lebron, and the repercussion after, on a Puerto Rican community, espicially on The Campos Family from 107 th. Street..You will, laugh, anger, and cry. Free to the public.must make reservations..Email alam778@hotmal.com seating is limited.

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