"Assata Shakur", "A Visit with Kamau Sadiki", "Eyes On the Rainbow"+Q&A
Following the theme of this year's Black Panther Party Film Festival, "Remembering our Political Prisoners", this afternoon of screenings and discussion looks at the lives of Assata Shakur and Kamau Sadiki, with a panel including original Black Panther Party members.
Interview Excerpt with Assata Shakur
"A Visit with Kamau Sadiki"
Excerpt from political prisoner Kamau Sadiki's visit with his daughter.
"Eyes On the Rainbow"
FOLLOWED BY: Panel with moderator Cleo Silvers, Rosemari Mealy (BPP), Pam Hanna (BPP) and her daughter Ksisay Torres and granddaughter Youri
Eyes On the Rainbow
Gloria Ronaldo, 1997, 45 min.
Eyes on the Rainbow deals with the life of Assata Shakur, the Black Panther and Black Liberation Army leader who escaped from prison and was given political asylum in Cuba, where she has lived for close to 15 years. This film also covers Afro-Cuban beliefs and culture, including the Yoruba Orisha Oya, goddess of the ancestors, of war, of the cemetery and of the rainbow.
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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