Thursday, February 7, 2008

Exciting Exciting Exciting!

For the past year I have been searching for the Agnes Varda documentary on The Black Panters/Huey P. Newton.

and here it is!
The Black Panthers - Huey!
This riveting documentary, “Black Panthers - Huey!”, directed by French filmmaker Agn├Ęs Varda transports you to the pivotal Free Huey rally held on February 17th, 1968 (Newton’s birthday), at Oakland Auditorium in Alameda, California. Newton, the charismatic young college student who, along with Bobby Seale, created the Black Panther Party, had been jailed for allegedly killing a police officer. His arrest–widely believed at the time to be a setup–galvanized Party support throughout the nation and led to a boom in Party membership, bringing a new level of public attention to the Panthers’ cause. Over 5,000 people attended the rally, which featured Party leaders and guest speakers including Eldridge Cleaver, Bobby Seale, James Forman, Bob Avakian, Stokely Carmichael, H. Rap Brown and Ron Dellums. Through stark un-editorialized footage, this documentary chronicles the speakers outlining the Party’s platform goals, their strategies for freeing Newton from jail and more. B&W, 31 minutes.

i haven't watched it yet, but i thought i'd share it with everyone the very second i found it.


blanket factory said...

!!!!i wanna seeee!!!!

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Zachary Nash said...

Oh man! That's really great!
I want to watch this. Have you read Seize the Time?