Friday, January 30, 2015

Black Panthers: Revolutionaries (film)

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SUNDANCE, Utah - With groups around the country taking on issues of police brutality and institutional racism, Democracy Now! goes back 50 years to another movement confronting the same issues. A new documentary has just premiered at the Sundance Film Festival called "The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution."

It tells the history of the Black Panther Party through rare archival footage and interviews with party leaders, rank-and-file members, journalists — and even police and FBI COINTELPRO informants. Watch extended excerpts from the film and listen to one its subjects, Prof. Kathleen Cleaver, who formerly served as communications secretary of the Black Panther Party and is now a law professor at Emory University. Stanley Nelson, the film’s award-winning director, also talk about the film, which is set to play in theaters and air on PBS later this year (2015). More

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