This fascinating film deals with young students in New Haven who seek to uncover for themselves the important history of the Black Panthers in New Haven. When their teacher gives them an oral history assignment the topic they choose to investigate is the 1970 New Haven Black Panther trails. The movie is fascinating it how it looks at the legacy of the Black Panthers, the role of the youth in continuing the struggle as well as the importance of history, how we view it and the various ways that it can survive.
Q&A with Rosemari Mealy of the New Haven Chapter and others TBA
In Prison My Whole Life
Marc Evans, 2007, 90 min.
The title “In Prison My Whole Life” refers to the writer and producer of the film William Francome and how Mumia Abu- Jamal has been on death row all of his then twenty-five year long life. The movie, featuring interviews with the likes of Noam Chomsky, Angela Davis, Alice Walker, Amy Goodman, Snoop Dog and Mos Def, explores the issue of Mumia through the personal journey of William Francome as he seeks to explore for himself the life and case of Mumia Abu- Jamal.