feature: new documentary “the black panthers: vanguard of the revolution”

April 20, 2015

Check out new  feature length documentary , ‘The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution’. Using rare archival footage with the voices of the people who were there (police, FBI informants, journalists, white supporters and detractors, and Black Panthers who remained loyal to the party and those who left it), the Stanley Nelson directed documentary showcases the Black Panther Party and “its significance to the broader Americans culture, its cultural and political awakening for black people, and the painful lessons wrought when a movement derails.” Watch the trailer below and CLICK HERE to support the theatrical release of the film via Kickstarter.

By Alexander Aplerku, AFROPUNK Contributor



“Seven years ago, I set out to tell the story of the rise and fall of the Black Panther Party, a little known history that had never been told in its entirety. There is so much we think we know about the Party but I wanted to go beyond the oversimplified narrative of the Panthers as prone to violence and consumed with anger, and explore why so many people joined, what they accomplished, and why it fell apart.” – Stanley Nelson