Black Panthers

Black Panthers ★★★★

A Little Bit of Nonfiction: Doc February '21
Film #6: Black Panthers - Black is Honest and Beautiful... (1968)

A powerful documentary short directed by the great Agnès Varda. Varda gives a platform to the voices of the founders and protesters of the Black Panther protests during the party's early days in late 1966 in Oakland, California.

An educational and important snapshot at an important period of American history – Varda does nothing but to film people speaking about what affects them, and the objectivity of the approach creates a powerful, empathetic statement. It's required viewing to understand what has been going on in the United States for the past fifty+ years.

1968 Ranked
Directed by Women | 2021 Edition

The Criterion Challenge 2021
Task #37: A film from the Eclipse series

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