A Visit with Kamau Sadiki
Excerpt from political prisoner Kamau Sadiki’s visit with his daughter.
Eyes of the Rainbow
Gloria Rolando, 1997, 45 min.
Eyes on the Rainbow deals with the life of Assata Shakur, the Black Panther and Black Liberation Army leader who escaped from prison and was given political asylum in Cuba, where she has lived for close to 15 years. This film also covers Afro-Cuban beliefs and culture, including the Yoruba Orisha Oya, goddess of the ancestors, of war, of the cemetery and of the rainbow.
Post screening panel with moderator Cleo Silvers, Rosemari Mealy (BPP), Pam Hanna (BPP) and her daughter Ksisay Torres and granddaughter Youri
The Spirit of the Black Panther Fallen Comrades
Video Tribute to past political exile Michael Tabor
In The Land Of The Free
Vadim Jean, 2010, 84 min.
This 2010 documentary (narrated by Samuel L. Jackson) is about the Angola 3, three prisoners who while serving their time in Angola State Prison (the United States' most notorious penal colony) joined the BPP and participated in non- violent resistance campaigns protesting the terrible conditions, prisoner abuse and sexual slavery rampant inside the prison. As a result they were falsely accused of murder while in prison and have all been, with the exception of Robert King who was released in 2001, serving the last 38 years in solitary confinement.
Closing Reception with Legendary DJ Afrika Bambaataa