Rent The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution (2015)

3.5 of 5 from 78 ratings
1h 45min
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Synopsis:
"The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution" is the first feature length documentary to explore the Black Panther Party, its significance to the broader American culture, its cultural and political awakening for black people and the painful lessons wrought when a movement derails. Master documentarian Stanley Nelson goes straight to the source, weaving a treasure trove of rare archival footage with the voices of the people who were there: police, FBI informants, journalists, white supporters and detractors and Black Panthers who remained loyal to the party and those who left it.
Featuring Kathleen Cleaver, Jamal Joseph and many others, 'The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution' is an essential history and a vibrant chronicle of this pivotal movement that birthed a new revolutionary culture in America.
Actors:
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Directors:
Producers:
Laurens Grant, Stanley Nelson
Writers:
Stanley Nelson
Studio:
Dogwoof
Genres:
Documentary, Special Interest
BBFC:
Release Date:
11/01/2016
Run Time:
105 minutes
Languages:
English
Subtitles:
None
DVD Regions:
Region 2
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 1.78:1 / 16:9
Colour:
Colour
Bonus:
  • Bertha DocHouse Q&A with Stanley Nelson

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Shocking and brilliant - The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution review by CW

Spoiler Alert
11/04/2018

This documentary was 7 years in the making to obtain all of the interviews, gather news footage, investigate reports from FBI and public records. I learned a great deal about the Panthers including the fact that they started and ran a program to provide free breakfasts for hundreds of children each morning before school. Half of the members were women. You see the evil vile J Edgar Hoover gleefully plotting against the Panthers. You see short home movies and TV coverage of police brutality and harassment. It is all heartbreaking and important. Some of the Panthers are still in prison. Sadly much of what you see could be happening today. The interview with director and former member of Panthers briefly address the rise of black on black murders. You see that the party was filled with young people and ex Vietnam vets. I highly recommend.

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