synopsis

The first part in a documentary series from filmmaker Gregory Everett follows the Southern California Chapter of the Black Panther Party for Self Defense from its glorious Black Power beginnings through to its tragic demise. The film explores the Black Panther ethos, its conflict with the L.A.P.D. and the US Organization, as well as the events that shaped the complicated and often contradictory legacy of the L.A. chapter. Award: Audience Award Documentary Feature, 2010 PAFF

cast

Geronimo Ji Jagga, Elaine Brown, Kathleen Cleaver, Ericka Huggins, Roland Freeman, Wayne Pharr, Jeffrey Everett, Bernard Parks, Wesley Kabaila

directed by

Gregory Everett

director's bio

The son of a Black Panther, Gregory Everett may have been best known for the documentary �41st & Central� (2010), a thought-provoking look at the last 20th century and the political party's activities in South LA. But more than that, he was a renaissance man who not only made history, but chronicled the history of hip hop on the West Coast.

screenwriter

Gregory Everett, Nicole Jefferson

producer

Gregory Everett, Lorean Everett, Julius Turrentine, Carl Craig, Garry Walker, Jasmyne A. Cannick, Damon Jones, and Roland Freeman

runtime

120 minutes

country

US

category

Feature Documentary