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"Voices of Political Prisoners", "Free Em' All", "Legacy of Torture" and Q&A
Maysles Cinema
New York, NY
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"Voices of Political Prisoners", "Free Em' All", "Legacy of Torture" and Q&A
One night only screening of three films examining political prisoners in the USA, followed by a Q&A with moderator King Downing, Cisco Torres (San Francisco 8), Ashanti Alston (BPP) and Russell Shoats Jr. (son of Political Prisoner Russell Shoats Sr.). Part of the Black Panther Film Festival.

Schedule (Descriptions of films and series follow):
>>>7:00 pm  
"Voices of Political Prisoners"
>>>7:45 pm
"Free Em' All"
>>>8:45 pm
"Legacy of Torture: The War Against The Black Liberation Movement"
(Andreas Alegria, Claude Marks & The Freedom Archives, 2005, 28 min.)
FOLLOWED BY: Panel with moderator King Downing, Cisco Torres (San Francisco 8), Ashanti Alston (BPP) and Russell Shoats Jr. (son of Political Prisoner Russell Shoats Sr.)

 
"Voices of Political Prisoners"
(The Freedom Archives, 2000, 40 min. excerpt)
- Nuh Washington  "Call Me Nuh & Last Statement"
Albert 'Nuh' Washington passed away April 28, 2000, at the Regional Medical Unit at Coxsackie Correctional Facility. Nuh (the Arabic form of Noah) was a committed member of the Black Panther Party and was arrested on August 28, 1971 in San Francisco. Call Me Nuh is based on an interview done with Nuh Washington in 1988 by Fiona Boneham and Paper Tiger TV in March, 2000.
- Jalil Muntaqim  "Voice of Liberation"
Jalil Abdul Muntaqim (formerly Anthony Bottom) was 19 years old when he was arrested at the same time as Nuh Washington. A former member of the Black Panther Party, Jalil Muntaqim is one of the longest held political prisoners in the world. This documentary is a unique opportunity to visit and hear Jalil's story.

7:45 pm
"Free Em' All"
Compilation of inspiring speeches from various political prisoners.

"Legacy of Torture: The War Against The Black Liberation Movement"
(Andreas Alegria, Claude Marks & The Freedom Archives, 2005, 28 min.)
In 1973, thirteen alleged "Black militants" were arrested in New Orleans connected to events in San Francisco. Some of them were tortured for several days by law enforcement authorities, in striking similarity to the horrors visited upon detainees in Guantánamo and Abu Ghraib. In 1975, a Federal Court in San Francisco threw out all of the evidence obtained in New Orleans. The two lead San Francisco Police Department investigators from over 30 years ago, along with FBI agents, have re-opened the case. Rather than submit to proceedings they felt were abusive of the law and the Constitution, five men chose to stand in contempt of court and were sent to jail.  They were released when the Grand Jury term expired, but have been told by prosecutors that "it isn't over yet." This is the story to date: of history, repression, and resistance.

Post Screening Panel with moderator King Downing, Cisco Torres (San Francisco 8), Ashanti Alston (BPP) and Russell Shoats Jr. (son of Political Prisoner Russell Shoats Sr.)

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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Location

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


Categories

Film > Movies
Film > Other
Other > Political

Non-Smoking: Yes!
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!

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