Scene from the film Black Panthers
Scene from the film Black Panthers
Scene from the film Black Panthers
Scene from the film Black Panthers
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Black Panthers

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As improbable as a documentary about Huey Newton and the Black Panthers by Agnès Varda may seem today, its mere existence speaks to a commitment to radical politics that spanned Varda’s entire life. This is a film about the power of speech as political performance: we are transported to a Black Panther rally held on February 17th, 1968, at Oakland Auditorium in Alameda, California. The purpose of the rally? Fight the arrest of co-founder Huey Newton, whose imprisonment for the killing of a police officer was widely deemed a fraud.


  • Original Title
    Black Panthers
  • Direction
  • Cinematography
    David Myers, Paul Aratow, John Shofill, Agnès Varda
  • Editing
    Paddy Monk
  • Sound
    Paul Oppenheim, James Steward
  • Runtime
    30 min (16-30 min.)
  • Year
  • Country
    • France
  • Format
    • Black & White
  • Production is powered by Doc Alliance, a creative partnership of 7 key European documentary film festivals. Our aim is to advance the documentary genre, support its diversity and promote quality creative documentary films.

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