Just to let you know, our Black Panther film event went very well
indeed. We attracted 65 people to the event - a good mix of local
people, black and white, anti war activists, a few students, a few
senior citizens, and a few folks brought their kids. We produced a
little flyer for everyone and this contained the 1966 and 1972 10 point
programmes together with your website address.
Brian Richardson, a
prominent black member of Respect, and editor of Tell It Like It Is
(www.trentham-books.co.uk/pages/tellitlike.htm) introduced the
evening and spoke of the BPP legacy and why it still mattered today. I
introduced the films and read out your message of support, which people
were very happy to hear.
Overall people really enjoyed the event and
left better educated, inspired and thoughtful. The last few months in
Britain have seen a sharp rise in anti - Muslim racism, and so this
event was timely and important.
It's also been a while since I've seen
this kind of cross section of people at a political event, so it does
feel like the wheel's beginning to turn again! So, we will definitely
keep in touch, I've passed on details of your exhibition etc to our
On another note, I am hoping to make it out to California next Easter as
part of my academic research into BPP documentary films - I'd like to
talk to you at some point to see if you might be able to help. Once I
get a clearer idea of what questions I need answering, I'll get back to
you if I may.
thanks for your time