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BPP Film Fest Closing Night:"In The Land of the Free", DJ Afrika Bambaataa +more
Maysles Cinema
New York, NY
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BPP Film Fest Closing Night:"In The Land of the Free", DJ Afrika Bambaataa +more
Video tributes to political prisoners and fallen Black Panthers followed by the documentary "In The Land Of The Free" about the Angola 3, and a reception with legendary DJ Afrika Bambaataa closes out this year's Black Panther Film Festival.

Schedule (film and series descriptions follow):
>>>6:45 pm
"The Spirit of the Black Panther Fallen Comrades" Video Tribute
>>>7:00pm
Video Tribute to past political exile Michael Tabor
>>>7:30 pm
"In The Land Of The Free"
>>>9:00 pm
Closing Reception with Legendary DJ Afrika Bambaataa

"In The Land Of The Free"
(Vadim Jean, 2010, 84 min.)
This 2010 documentary (narrated by Samuel L. Jackson) is about the Angola 3, three prisoners who while serving their time in Angola State Prison (the United States' most notorious penal colony) joined the BPP and participated in non- violent resistance campaigns protesting the terrible conditions, prisoner abuse and sexual slavery rampant inside the prison. As a result they were falsely accused of murder while in prison and have all been, with the exception of Robert King who was released in 2001, serving the last 38 years in solitary confinement.


Part of the '3rd Annual Black Panther Party Film Festival' Celebrating the 45th Anniversary of the founding of the BPP
THEME: Remembering our Political Prisoners
September 30th, October 1st, 7th, 8th

From the Black Panther 10 Point Program:
#8: "WE WANT freedom for all black men held in federal, state, county and city prisons and jails.
WE BELIEVE that all black people should be released from the many jails and prisons because they have not received a fair and impartial trial.."

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Maysles Cinema
343 Lenox Ave.
New York, NY 10027
United States


Categories

Film > Movies
Other > Political

Non-Smoking: Yes!
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!

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