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.)