The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution

The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution

Stanley Nelson (2015)

114min
15 Certificate
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Review

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The problems that created the Black Panthers still haunt America and so director Stanley Nelson's grippingly detailed documentary couldn't be more timely. A grassroots organisation formed to bring better education and nutrition into the African-American community, the Panthers are famous for taking on persistent police and racial abuse via rallies, protests and patrolling the police themselves, but few will know of the party's 10-step programme of community improvements that included free breakfast for children and medical clinics. For this first in a three-part look at African-American history, Nelson spent seven years compiling unseen footage with over fifty original interviews into a compelling piece of film history. In a film that's both educational and entertaining, the rise and fall of the most alluring and controversial black organisation of late 60s America comes to life via facts, vivid images and unique statements.

Cast & Crew

Director Stanley Nelson

Other Information

Language: EnglishColourTheatrical distributor: DogwoofAvailable on: DVDReleased on: 23 Oct 2015