Saturday, September 26th, 7:00pm
The 7th Annual Black Panther Party Film Festival
(7. * We want an immediate end to POLICE BRUTALITY and MURDER of Black people)
Produced by the Black Panther Commemoration Committee, NY
365 Days of Marching / Justifiable Homicide
365 Days of Marching: The Amadou Diallo Story
Veronica Keitt, 2008, 90 min
February 4, 1999, Amadou Diallo was gunned down in a hail of 41 bullets by 4 New York City Police Officers. The people took to the streets charging the NYPD with police brutality and over the next two years that followed, a series of marches and protests was set into motion that would forever change the lives of New Yorkers. 365 Days of Marching- the Amadou Diallo Story recounts that bitter and yet compelling part of New York City history.
Jon Osman and Jonathan Stack, 2002, 85 min
On Jan. 12, 1995, two young Puerto Rican residents of the Bronx, Anthony Rosario and Hilton Vega, were shot to death by detectives of the New York Police Department. The officers said they were acting in self-defense, firing on two men in the act of committing an armed robbery. A grand jury believed them, and no charges were brought against them. The makers of Justifiable Homicide suggest that the subsequent firings of the director of the review board and the investigators assigned to the Rosario-Vega case were a result of the Giuliani administration's desire to make the case go away. Justifiable Homicide is an exploration of the killings and their aftermath.
Post-screening Q&A with 365 Days of Marching: The Amadou Diallo Story director Veronica Keitt and Justifiable Homicide subject (and mother of the late Anthony Rosario), Margarita Rosario.
Remembering our Political Prisoners over 800 years in Captivity
* 7. of the The Black Panther Party for Self-Defense Ten-Point Platform and Program, 1966