All power to the people! [electronic resource] / by Lee Lew Lee, Kristin Bell and Nico Panigutti.
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- Black studies in video.
- New York, NY : Filmakers Library, 2000.
- Black studies in video
1 online resource (58 min.).
- Black Panther Party.
African Americans -- Politics and government -- 20th century.
- Nonfiction films
- This edition in English.
- Opening with a montage of four hundred years of race injustice in America, this powerful documentary provides the historical context for the establishment of the 60s civil rights movement. Rare clips of Martin Luther King, Malcolm X, Fred Hampton and other activists transport one back to those tumultuous times. Organized by Bobby Seale and Huey P. Newton, the Black Panther Party embodied every major element of the civil rights movement which preceded it and inspired the black, brown, yellow, Native American and women's power movements which followed. The party struck fear in the hearts of the "establishment" which viewed it as a terrorist group. Interviews with former US Attorney General Ramsey Clark, CIA officer Philip Agee, and FBI agents Wes Swearingen and Bill Turner shockingly detail a "secret domestic war" of assassination, imprisonment and torture as the weapons of repression. Yet, the documentary is not a paean to the Panthers, for while it praises their early courage and moral idealism. it exposes their collapse due to megalomania, corruption, drugs, and narcissism. Broadcast in 19 countries abroad and winner of 9 awards, the film is an important look at the turmoils of the 60s and its leading players.
- Title from resource description page (viewed May 24, 2011).
- Bell, Kristin.
Alexander Street Press.
- Access Restriction:
- Restricted for use by site license.
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