Saturday, October 3rd, 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
Voices of Three Political Prisoners: Jalil Abdul Muntaqim
Eve Goldberg and Claude Marks, 2002, 20 min
Jalil Abdul Muntaqim (formerly Anthony Bottom) was 19 years old when he was arrested. He is a former member of the Black Panther Party and the Black Liberation Army, and is one of the longest held political prisoners in the world. This documentary is a unique opportunity to hear Jalil’s story. While in San Quentin prison in California in 1976, Jalil launched the National Prisoners Campaign to Petition the United Nations to recognize the existence of political prisoners in the United States and in 1997 Jalil initiated the Jericho Movement. Over 6,000 supporters gathered in the Jericho ’98 march in Washington DC and the Bay Area to demand amnesty for US political prisoners on the basis of international law. The Jericho Amnesty Movement aims to gain the recognition by the U.S. government and the United Nations that political prisoners exist in this country and that on the basis of international law, they should be granted amnesty because of the political nature of their cases.
David Felix Sutcliffe and Lyric R. Cabral, 2015, 93 min
A real-life thriller, (T)error is the first documentary to place filmmakers on the ground during a live FBI counterterrorism sting operation. With unprecedented access to an active informant - Saeed "Shariff" Torres, a 63-year-old former Black Panther - viewers get an unfettered glimpse of the government's counterterrorism tactics and the murky justifications behind them. (T)error illuminates the fragile relationships between individual and surveillance state in modern America, and asks who is watching the watchers?
Post-screening Q&A with filmmakers David Felix Sutcliffe and Lyric R. Cabral.
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