Black August

Theme: The Cultural Revolution

Dir. Dream Hampton, 2010, 77 min.

Part documentary-part concert film Black August brings into focus the work done by the Malcolm X Grassroots Movement in raising awareness about political prisoners. The movie covers the MXGM sponsored Annual “Black August” concerts that have taken place all over the world and have included artists such as Mos Def, dead prez, Erykah Badu, Common, Talib Kweli and David Banner. The film also features rare interviews with Assata Shakur, Kathleen Cleaver, and Mutulu Shakur.

Q&A with Dir. dream hampton and MXGM’s Lumumba and Monifa Bandele