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

Saturday, October 1st, 4:00pm


Justice on Trial: The Case of Mumia Abu-Jamal

Kouross Esmaeli, 2009, 84 min.

Directed by the Iranian born Kouross Esmaeli, Justice on Trail is an important re-examination of the case of America's most well known death row inmate Mumia Abu-Jamal. This film with the new evidence it uncovers and perspectives it reveals is incredibly relevant, especially at the present moment with the release of the right- wing anti-Mumia film The Barrel of a Gun as well as the upcoming release of the appeals court decision regarding his case.




Q&A with producer Johanna Fernandez, Pam Africa and live telephone Q&A with Political Prisoner Mumia Abu Jamal






Sekou Odinga

Excerpt of interview with original BP and political prisoner Sekou Odinga.



Merritt College: Home of the Black Panthers

Peralta TV, 2007, 60 min.

This comprehensive film tells the story of the late 1960's West Oakland, which was the birthplace of the Black Panthers. It seeks to address the broad roots of the movement and the impact the party had on social justice throughout the country. Featuring interviews with Richard Aoki, Billy X, Kathleen Cleaver, Emory Douglas and many more Bay Area Panthers.




The Black Power Mixtape: 1967-1975

Goran Hugo Olsson, 2011, 97 min.

Starting in 1967 a number of journalists for Swedish television sent film crews to the United States to interview major figures in the Black Panther Party and the larger Black Power movement. Filmmaker Göran Hugo Olsson has used some of this archival footage as the basis for the documentary The Black Power Mixtape: 1967-1975, which includes vintage interviews with Angela Davis, Eldridge Cleaver, Huey P. Newton, Stokely Carmichael, Bobby Seale, and  Louis Farrakhan. The newsreels are accompanied by recent interviews with artists, activists, and cultural historians who discuss this period in American history, including Harry Belafonte, Abiodun Oyewole, Melvin Van Peebles, Erykah Badu, rapper Talib Kweli, and many others.



Post Screening panel with Original Black Panthers