Voices of Political Prisoners

The Freedom Archives, 2000, 40 min. excerpt

Nuh Washington – Call Me Nuh & Last Statement   

Jalil Muntaqim – Voice of Liberation



Free Em' All

Compilation of inspiring speeches from various political prisoners.



Legacy of Torture: The War Against The Black Liberation Movement

Andreas Alegria, Claude Marks & The Freedom Archives, 2005, 28 min.

In 1973, thirteen alleged "Black militants" were arrested in New Orleans connected to events in San Francisco. Some of them were tortured for several days by law enforcement authorities, in striking similarity to the horrors visited upon detainees in Guantánamo and Abu Ghraib. In 1975, a Federal Court in San Francisco threw out all of the evidence obtained in New Orleans. The two lead San Francisco Police Department investigators from over 30 years ago, along with FBI agents, have re-opened the case. Rather than submit to proceedings they felt were abusive of the law and the Constitution, five men chose to stand in contempt of court and were sent to jail.  They were released when the Grand Jury term expired, but have been told by prosecutors that "it isn't over yet."  This is the story to date: of history, repression, and resistance.


Post Screening Panel with moderator King Downing, Cisco Torres (San Francisco 8), Ashanti Alston (BPP) and Russell Shoats Jr. (son of Political Prisoner Russell Shoats Sr.)


3rd Annual Black Panther Party Film Festival

Celebrating the 45th Anniversary of the founding of the BPP

THEME: Remembering our Political Prisoners


September 30th, October 1st, 7th, 8th

Black Panther 10 Point Program#8: "WE WANT freedom for all black men held in federal, state, county and city prisons and jails. WE BELIEVE that all black people should be released from the many jails and prisons because they have not received a fair and impartial trial."


The Black Panther Film Festival

Friday, September 30th, 7:00pm


Voices of Political Prisoners

The Freedom Archives, 2000, 40 min. excerpt

Nuh Washington – Call Me Nuh & Last Statement       

Albert 'Nuh' Washington passed away April 28, 2000, at the Regional Medical Unit at Coxsackie Correctional Facility.  Nuh (the Arabic form of Noah) was a committed member of the Black Panther Party and was arrested on August 28, 1971 in San Francisco. Call Me Nuh is based on an interview done with Nuh Washington in 1988 by Fiona Boneham and Paper Tiger TV in March, 2000.


Jalil Muntaqim – Voice of Liberation

Jalil Abdul Muntaqim (formerly Anthony Bottom) was 19 years old when he was arrested at the same time as Nuh Washington. A former member of the Black Panther Party, Jalil Muntaqim is one of the longest held political prisoners in the world. This documentary is a unique opportunity to visit and hear Jalil's story.


The Spirit of the Black Panther Fallen Comrades - Video Tribute



41st & Central: The Untold Story of the L.A. Black Panthers

Gregory Everett, 2010, 120 min.

41st & Central: The Untold Story of the L.A. Black Panthers is the first part in a documentary series that follows the Southern California Chapter of the Black Panther Party from its Black Power beginnings through to its tragic demise. This film contains interviews with former Black Panther Party members along with archival footage detailing the history of racism in Los Angeles, including the Watt’s uprising from the perspective of the participants who engaged with the L.A.P.D. 41st & Central also gives the viewer an eyewitness account of Bunchy and John Huggins murders at U.C.L.A. in 1968.




Post-screening Q&A with Roland Freeman, original member of the BPP and co-producer of 41st and Central, Harold Taylor (San Francisco 8), Bullwhip Innis, Cleo Silvers, BJ Johnson, (All Original BPP members).