2018 LHAAFF 12 - My People Are Rising
My People Are Rising Dir. Raphael Flores 57 mins
'My People Are Rising' is a documentary based on the autobiography of a 19 year old Seattle Black Panther captain named Aaron Dixon. The film traces his politicization and journey to Oakland as he fights alongside a generation of young people frustrated with injustice. Through his eyes we witness: the early forming of the party, the COINTEL PRO operation, the election of the first Black mayor of Oakland, the rise of the first female leader of the party, and the fall of Huey Newton as he tried to run Dixon out of the party. 'My People are Rising' is an unforgettable tale of their triumphs and tragedies, and the enduring legacy of Black Power. Seattle Premiere. Filmmaker in attendance
Langston Hughes Performing Arts Institute (LHPAI) (View)
104 17th Ave S
Seattle, WA 98144
|Kid Friendly: Yes!
|Dog Friendly: No
|Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!