Tue Jul 18, 2017 01:08PM
“The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution”, directed by  Stanley Nelson Jr., 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.
“The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution”, directed by Stanley Nelson Jr., 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.
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The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution, directed by Stanley Nelson Jr., 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.

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.

The film sends the message that the Black Panthers movement had unqualified resistance to racism, armed self-defense and anti-capitalist revolutionary politics that galvanized the creation of chapters of the Party in nearly every city and state of the US.