Black Panthers

Black Panthers

yes yes yes! so i took a 2 week course at uva abt the civil rights movement last summer that focused heavily on the black panthers (we even got to go through some archives at a museum and see artifacts + newspaper articles from the black panthers!). that class really introduced me to the black panthers, as i had never heard of them before (of course because of the whitewashed history textbooks we've all grown up with). while that class i took focused more on the facts of history, this film depicted the black panther movement in a different way. it was extremely captivating and seemed to really capture the emotional and cultural side of it. i watched this movie because of the relevance it had to the current black lives matter movement and the protests occurring around the country today, so i could definitely see the parallels between the two movements. this film really was just like a snapshot of 1960s culture in the midst of the black panther movement and i love love loved it. it's one of those movies where it feels like you're really there. this might be the earliest documentary i've ever seen (i don't think i've ever seen any documentaries from the 60s). anyway it's really hard for me to describe this movie but it felt so immersive, informative, relevant, and all around another great movie from agnes varda so please go watch it! i only wish it was longer cause those 30 minutes flew by sooooooo fast. might have to go rewatch parts of this later.

(oh also i'm not giving this a star rating cause i don't give star ratings to documentaries but it's probably a 4.5)

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