Programmed by Éva Tourrent
Who were the Black Panthers and what did they fight for? Jean-Gabriel Périot gives us a skilful montage of footage from the 1960s set to the music of the Boogers. He shows their fight against racism and their struggle for justice and equal rights, but also gives us a glimpse of the radicalism adopted by some of its members.
Afro-American faces that look at us and can never be forgotten. Among them is the face of Fred Hampton. Alongside other figures from the black struggle, the leader of the Black Panthers continues to harangue us from the 1960s in an uncompromising call for insurrection. He was assassinated by the police in 1969. This short film resonates with all the blunders and the ongoing struggles in the United States today. From the race riots 25 years ago in Los Angeles after the beating of Rodney King to the more recent Ferguson Unrest, the race issue continues to enflame American society. 7 minutes to examine what constitutes the legitimate use of force. What traces of this history and the violence of these struggles persist today?
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