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).