First West Coast Black Panther Party Film Festival

To be be held at the Forum on Laney College campus

Friday, October 18, 2002

  • 7:00pm - "Survival Pending Revolution" - 30 minutes

A newly released video by Berkeley High School 10th graders examining the history of the Black Panther Party and questioning why this isn't taught in school

  • 7:40pm - "Sooner or Later, Someone is Gonna Fight Back" - 15 minutes

A documentary examining the development of the New Orleans Chapter of the Black Panther Party with interviews of BPP members and actual police footage of the police raids on the office, including the mobilization of the community to stop the second raid

  • 8:00pm - "Comrade Sister" by Phyllis Jackson - 58 minutes

Interviews with Black Panther Party women about how they became involved, their experiences and roles in the BPP

  • 9:15pm - "American Exile" - 30 minutes

A documentary about Pete and Charlotte O'Neal, members of the Kansas City BPP chapter who have been in exile in Tanzania for 30 years and have continued to work for the betterment of their village in Africa narrated by Alfre Woodard

  • 9:45pm - Closing comments and questions

Saturday, October 19th, 2002

  • 11:00am - "King is Free" - 15 minutes

The release of Robert King Wilkerson of the Angola 3 after 28 years in Angola Prison - A People's Victory!

  • 11:20am - "Call Me Nuh" - 15 minutes

A statement from Albert Nuh Washington, former BPP member and political prisoner, who recently died in prison in New York

  • 11:45am - "Off the Pig" 15 minutes

1968 documentary, one of the first films about the Panthers, including interviews with Huey P. Newton, Bobby Seale and Eldridge Cleaver

  • 12:00pm - "Streetfighter in the Courtroom" - 58 minutes

A documentary about Charles R. Garry, the lead attorney for the Black Panther Party, exploring many important political trials of the 60's and 70's; including the famous Huey P. Newton trial, Bobby Seale and Ericka Huggins in New Haven, Los Siete de La Raza in San Francisco, and the Oakland 7 Draft Resisters

  • 1:15pm - "Framing the Panthers" - 30 minutes

A look at the case of Dhoruba Bin Wahad and the New York 21, especially the role of the FBI's COINTELPRO (Counterintelligence program) in trying to destroy the Black Panther Party

  • 2:00pm - "The Murder of Fred Hampton" - 90 minutes

A documentary about the FBI's murder of Fred Hampton, the dynamic leader of the Chicago Black Panther Party and organizer of the original Rainbow Coalition; including a look at the police conspiracy to cover up the murder and the subsequent repercussions on the city government

  • 3:40pm - "Power to the People" - 25 minutes

Interviews with prominent political and community leaders in Chicago about the impact of the murder of Fred Hampton on the City of Chicago

  • 4:15pm - "The FBI's War on Black America" - 45 minutes

A documentary about COINTELPRO including the FBI conspiracy against Malcolm X, Martin Luther King, Jr., SNCC and the Black Panther Party

Suggested Donation - $10 per day

Program sponsored by: It's About Time
Videos from the It's About Time Archives

It's About Time in a non-profit organization of BPP alumni dedicating
to preserving the history and legacy of the Black Panther Party

Tax-deductible donations can be made to:
It's About Time, PO Box 221100, Sacramento, CA 95822
(916) 455-0908.

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