Interview Excerpt with Assata Shakur


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



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


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).