Still Revolutionaries

Kate Spohr (kspohr@uclink4.berkeley.edu)
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The University of California Extension is the distributor of Sienna
McLean's film "Still Revolutionaries." For For further information,
please contact:

University of California Extension
Center for Media and Independent Learning
2000 Center Street, Fourth Floor
Berkeley, CA 94704-1223
Phone: 510-642-0460; Fax: 510-643-9271
Email: cmil@uclink.berkeley.edu
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Still Revolutionaries

Awards and honors

Sundance Film Festival honoree
"Best Documentary" Award, University Film and Video Assn. Intl. Film Festival
Women in Cinema Intl. Film Festival honoree
Black Maria Film Festival honoree
Women in the Director's Chair Film Festival honoree
Intl. Documentary Assn. honoree
Selected for screening at more than 20 major film festivals worldwide

Description

This compelling documentary explores the lives of two women who were
in the Black Panther Party between 1969 and 1975. Katherine Campbell
and Madalynn Rucker reflect on the reasons and events that led to
their joining the Black Panthers, the type of work they did within
the Party, and the challenges they faced as they chose to leave it
and reconstruct their lives.

The film takes a very personal look at the passions these women hold
dearest and their motives for putting their lives on the line for
their community. The women share the difficulties they encountered as
they began to feel the structure of the Party disintegrating around
them. The excruciating decision to leave the Party and re-enter
"mainstream" life posed specific challenges as they strove to
integrate their radical values into their jobs and families. The
women discuss how they have carried the strengths and beliefs
inspired by the Black Panther Party throughout their lives and the
ways in which they have tried to pass them on to their own children.

Through the two women's eloquent, clear-eyed evaluations of their
experiences, Still Revolutionaries provides both a foot soldier's and
a woman's point of view on the Black Panther Party and its legacy.
The film will generate discussion in a variety of classes in American
history and studies, African-American studies, and women's studies.
It was produced by Sienna McLean.

What people are saying about "Still Revolutionaries"

"A great classroom tool, integrating complex issues of gender,
generation, race, class, politics, and memory into a concise,
compelling reflection on life as a woman in the Black Panther Party.
This thought-provoking film will appeal to anyone interested in the
intersections between political action, idealism, and the day-to-day
routines involved in raising a family and building community. A
perfect length for classroom use, the film will be a valuable
resource for teachers of American history; civics, government, and
political science; and women's and African-American studies." --
Faith Rogow, Ph.D., Media Education Specialist

"Blending testimony and archival footage, this excellent film
explores the dynamic and conflicted participation of women in the
Black Panther Party. It presents an important and insightful
consideration of race, gender and social change during the 1960s. It
is an ideal educational and discussion tool for numerous women's
studies courses." -- Prof. Chan Noriega, Faculty Affiliate, Center
for the Study of Women, UCLA

"What is unique about this film is that, for the first time, women
who were in the Party are able to tell the story of the Black Panther
Party from their own perspective. At the heart of this remarkable
film is the story of extraordinarily committed women who were
betrayed by their leaders. The real tragedy, which is eloquently
portrayed here, is the sense of disillusionment felt by rank and file
members when the Party didn't live up to its revolutionary
potential." -- Clayborne Carson, Prof. of History and Director,
Martin Luther King, Jr. Papers Project, Stanford Univ.

16 min. Color 2000 Catalog #38486
Sale: video $150, Rental: video $50

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Kate Spohr
University of California Extension
Center for Media and Independent Learning
2000 Center Street, Fourth Floor
Berkeley, CA 94704
510-643-2788
Fax 510-643-9271
kspohr@uclink4.berkeley.edu
http://www-cmil.unex.berkeley.edu/media/
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The University of California Extension is the distributor of Sienna McLean's film "Still Revolutionaries." For For further information, please contact:

University of California Extension
Center for Media and Independent Learning
2000 Center Street, Fourth Floor
Berkeley, CA 94704-1223
Phone: 510-642-0460; Fax: 510-643-9271
Email: cmil@uclink.berkeley.edu
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Still Revolutionaries
Awards and honors

Sundance Film Festival honoree
"Best Documentary" Award, University Film and Video Assn. Intl. Film Festival
Women in Cinema Intl. Film Festival honoree
Black Maria Film Festival honoree
Women in the Director's Chair Film Festival honoree
Intl. Documentary Assn. honoree
Selected for screening at more than 20 major film festivals worldwide
Description

This compelling documentary explores the lives of two women who were in the Black Panther Party between 1969 and 1975. Katherine Campbell and Madalynn Rucker reflect on the reasons and events that led to their joining the Black Panthers, the type of work they did within the Party, and the challenges they faced as they chose to leave it and reconstruct their lives.

The film takes a very personal look at the passions these women hold dearest and their motives for putting their lives on the line for their community. The women share the difficulties they encountered as they began to feel the structure of the Party disintegrating around them. The excruciating decision to leave the Party and re-enter "mainstream" life posed specific challenges as they strove to integrate their radical values into their jobs and families. The women discuss how they have carried the strengths and beliefs inspired by the Black Panther Party throughout their lives and the ways in which they have tried to pass them on to their own children.

Through the two women's eloquent, clear-eyed evaluations of their experiences, Still Revolutionaries provides both a foot soldier's and a woman's point of view on the Black Panther Party and its legacy. The film will generate discussion in a variety of classes in American history and studies, African-American studies, and women's studies. It was produced by Sienna McLean.

What people are saying about "Still Revolutionaries"

"A great classroom tool, integrating complex issues of gender, generation, race, class, politics, and memory into a concise, compelling reflection on life as a woman in the Black Panther Party. This thought-provoking film will appeal to anyone interested in the intersections between political action, idealism, and the day-to-day routines involved in raising a family and building community. A perfect length for classroom use, the film will be a valuable resource for teachers of American history; civics, government, and political science; and women's and African-American studies." -- Faith Rogow, Ph.D., Media Education Specialist

"Blending testimony and archival footage, this excellent film explores the dynamic and conflicted participation of women in the Black Panther Party. It presents an important and insightful consideration of race, gender and social change during the 1960s. It is an ideal educational and discussion tool for numerous women's studies courses." -- Prof. Chan Noriega, Faculty Affiliate, Center for the Study of Women, UCLA

"What is unique about this film is that, for the first time, women who were in the Party are able to tell the story of the Black Panther Party from their own perspective. At the heart of this remarkable film is the story of extraordinarily committed women who were betrayed by their leaders. The real tragedy, which is eloquently portrayed here, is the sense of disillusionment felt by rank and file members when the Party didn't live up to its revolutionary potential." -- Clayborne Carson, Prof. of History and Director, Martin Luther King, Jr. Papers Project, Stanford Univ.

16 min. Color 2000 Catalog #38486
Sale: video $150, Rental: video $50




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Kate Spohr
University of California Extension
Center for Media and Independent Learning
2000 Center Street, Fourth Floor
Berkeley, CA 94704
510-643-2788
Fax 510-643-9271
kspohr@uclink4.berkeley.edu
http://www-cmil.unex.berkeley.edu/media/
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