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Black Panthers

All Power to the People!: The Black Panther Party and Beyond .

This powerful documentary provides the historical context for the establishment of the Black Panther Party for Self Defense in the mid-1960's. Government documents, rare news clips, interviews with ex-activists and FBI/CIA agents define the bloody conflict between political dissent and repressive government authority in the U.S. during the period of the 60s and the 70s. Directed by Lee Lew-Lee. 1996. 115 min.

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Chronicles the life of Richard Aoki, a third-generation Japanese American who became one of the founding members of the Black Panther Party. Filmed over the last five years of Richard's life, this documentary features extensive footage with Richard and exclusive interviews with his comrades, friends, and former students. A film by Ben Wang & Mike Cheng. 94 min. 2009.

Berkeley in the Sixties.

A film by Mark Kitechell. Contents: Pt. 1 Confronting the university: the Free Speech Movement-- pt. 2. Confronting America: the anti-war movement (32 min.) -- pt. 3. Confronting history: the counter-culture movement(45 min.). Through interviews with participants and archival footage, presents a history of Berkeley, California in the 1960s. This film is a celebration and tribute to the spirited rebellion of the students of Berkeley in the 1960s.

Black August 2000 [Sound Recording]

A live program celebrating the history of the black power movement in the United States with particular emphasis on the Black Panther Party through "historical voices and culture," speeches and song. Featuring George Jackson, Georgia Jackson, Ruchell Magee, Hugo Pinell, Spearhead with Michael Franti, Babatunde Lea, E. W. Wainwright and the African Roots of Jazz, Rosemari Mealy, Kiilu Nyasha, Kumasi, Curly Estremera, Yuri Kochiyama, Devorah Major, Ida McRay, the San Quentin Six, Pierre Labossiere, Naru. Held at the Alice Arts Center, Oakland, California in August, 2001.

Black Panther Miscellany

Four archival films from the late 1960s presenting the political leaders and activities of the Black Panther Party.Contents: l. Angela Davis prison interview (Container title: Angela Davis in Prison) (col., 17 min.) -- 2. Bobby Seale in prison (b&w, 15 min.) -- 3. Columbia University, 1970 (Container title: Jean Genet and Black Panthers) (col., 12 min.) -- 4. Alameda County, California (Container title: Black Panthers in Alameda County ) (b&w, 8 min.). [c2001?] 53 min.

Black Panther.

Interviews with founding members of the Black Panther Party and documentary footage of the organization's meetings and marches. (NOTE: this is basically the same film as Off the Pig) 15 min. Interviews: Huey P. Newton, Eldridge Cleaver, Bobby Seale. Interviews with founding members of the Black Panther Party and documentary footage of the organization's meetings and marches.

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Black Panthers (Le Panthers Noir; Huey!)

Huey!: Original uncut international documentary directed by French filmmaker Agnès Varda of the "Free Huey" rally held at the Oakland Auditorium on February 17th 1968. 46 min. ; also
See also: Mauldin, Beth. "Searching for the Revolution in America: French Intellectuals, Black Panthers and the Spirit of May '68." Critique: Journal of Socialist Theory; 2008, Vol. 36 Issue 2, p219, 25p Full-text of this article / review is available:Berkeley users only

Black Power Mixtapes

During the rise of The Black Power Movement in the 60s and 70s, Swedish Television journalists documented the unfolding cultural revolution for their audience back home. Now, after more than 30 years in storage, this never-before-seen footage spanning nearly a decade of Black Power is finally available. The tape highlights the key figures and events in the movement, as seen in a light completely different than the narrative of the American media at the time. Features: featurette; additional interviews with Angela Davis, Shirley Chisholm, and Louis Farrakhan; trailer.

Black Power, White Backlash, 1966 (Civil Rights Movement: Primary Sources)

When the radical wing of the civil rights movement began equating redress with rebellion rather than nonviolent protest, "Black power" became the rallying cry. In this program, filmed in 1966, Mike Wallace explores public sentiment during that turbulent period by assessing the attitudes, opinions and reactions on both sides of the color line. Interviews with major figures of the movement discussing black militancy, economic power, fair housing, nonviolence, and the tensions in Cicero, Illinois, the Selma of the North capture the fervor of 1966. Reporter: Mike Wallace. 56 min.

Cointelpro 101

Cointelpro 101 exposes illegal surveillance, disruption, and outright murder committed by the US government in the 1950s, 60s, and 70s. Cointelpro refers to the official FBI COunter INTELigence PROgram carried out to surveil, imprison, and eliminate leaders of social justice movements and to disrupt, divide, and destroy the movements as well. Many of the government's crimes are still unknown.