DVD - NEWSREEL FILMS ON THE
BY ROZ PAYNE & NEWSREEL
EXUCUTIVE PRODUCER E.W. STETSON
BY NATE BEAMAN
TECHNOLOGY BY JOHN DOUGLAS
DISTRIBUTED BY AK PRESS
The Newsreel films are Mayday and Off the Pig, both made
by San Francisco Newsreel along with Repression made by Los Angeles
Off the Pig contains interviews with
Party leaders Eldridge Cleaver and Huey Newton describing why the
Party was formed and its goals. It includes footage of Panther recruitment,
training, demonstration opening day of Huey's trial and the Party's
original 10 Point Program laid out by Bobby Seale.
Mayday (Black Panther) film: On May
1, 1969 the Black Panther Party held a massive rally in San Francisco
with speakers Kathleen Cleaver, Bobby Seale, attorney Charles Garry,
and Bob Avikian. The footage includes footage of the police raid on
the Panther headquarters a few days prior to the rally and the Panther's
Breakfast for children Program.
Repression , recently discovered, was made by
Los Angeles Newsreel and has never been distributed. It is about the
police attack on the Los Angeles BPP office including footage of the
shoot out, breakfast program, confrontation between Panthers and Ron
Karanga's US group , the funeral of Bunchy Carter and John Huggins,
and music by Elaine Brown.
Additional material will be included
along with the Newsreel films.
FBI Special Agent WAC (William A. Cohendet) ,
San Francisco case agent who opened the FBI file on the Black Panther
Party. He was responsible for the bi monthly reports to FBI headquarters.
He is the only FBI agent to reveal his role against the Panthers.
He was a great writer and knew all the gossip. This is the only
interview he gave.
FBI Special Agent Wesley Swearingen reveals stories
never before told about the FBI and The Black Panther Party.
Donald Cox , Field Marshall of the Black Panthers
presently exiled in France and wanted for murder in the USA. DC
was in charge of the Panther military and discusses politics, military
actions, and other events that most Panthers have not talked or
Attorney Beverly Axlerod was responsible for
getting panther leader Eldridge Cleaver out of jail. The book Soul
on Ice by Cleaver is dedicated to her and includes her letters.
The famous picture of Huey sitting in the chair with the gun and
spear was shot in her home and the first BPP newspaper was made
on her mimeograph machine. (This interview was shot a year before
Elizabeth Fink discusses Dhoruba Bin-Wadhad
case and the Panther 21 case and more.
Attorneys Jessie Berman and Jerry Lefcourt discuss
the New York Panther 21 trial . After two years in the court the
21 Panthers were found Not Guilty.
Attorney Bob Bloom tells the story of panther
Geronimo Pratt who was released from jail after
being held for 21 years.
Attorney Robert Boyle discusses panther Dhoruba
Bin-Wadhad and how he was released after 17 years in jail.
Interviews with Newsreel members and
supporters of the Black Panther Party:
Marilyn Buck (presently in jail) Newsreel member
, Black Panther and Black Liberation supporter
The Falk family and friends including Newsreel
members Nancy Falk, Michael Falk, Gay Falk and children Christipher
and Melanie Falk. Along with Phil Spinelli. Including a story of
the New Haven woman's march and demonstration in support of the
New Haven Panthers.
Cindy Fitzpatrick and Christine Hansen from Los
Angeles Newsreel talk about LA Panthers
Dozie McFadden, Gay Falk and Gail Dolgin, Newsreel
members tell NR/Black Panther stories.
Jane Kramer, Roz Payne and John Douglas reflect
on the early days of Newsreel
Marty Kenner, was the major fundraiser/money
manager for the Black Panther Party. He spent time in Algeria with
Panthers in Exile, confidant of Huey and more.
Thirty-Fifth Reunion of the BPP - events and interviews
Wheelock College Academic Conference - important
presentations and discussions by academic scholars
Roz Payne Newsreel member, Newsreel third world section
tells her Black Panther story with photos she shot and Bonus
Photo Gallery of 100 photographs including work by David Fenton &
FBI Drawings of Black Panther members from FBI files.
Important FBI documents and Cointelpro files
Photos of arrest of Curtis Powell Panther 21
Photos of opening day of Huey P Newton trial in Oakland
Panther 21 trial demonstrations
Photos of Panther reunions and other events
Posters, buttons, small press, leaflets and artifact
PDF file of 200 documents including FBI COINTELPRO
Black Panthers position papers and newspaper clippings and more
Anyone with access to this DVD will not only be able to see and hear
the stories behind the Black Panthers from the source, but they will
also be able to navigate their way through and read actual documents.
The services that Urban
Rhino Visual will provide include: the encoding of all provided
materials for DVD Playback, image and audio quality correction of
these materials, DVD layout, authoring and design. Urban Rhino Visual
will provide packaging, label and insert design as well as assisting
with or refining of editing, document preparation for DVD or any other
media related service.
The Black Panther Newsreel DVD will stand to be an invaluable, uncensored,
and unique resource of a crucial Civil Rights movement in American
(Newsreel Film and Black Panther History)
Founding member of New York Newsreel
Newsreel Archivist including films, photos, papers, documents.
Professor Burlington College: Teaches Civil Rights History, Women's
History, Racism in American ,and Newsreel Films.
Advisor Vermont International Film Festival
Vermont Legal Aid board member
Green Valley Media Board member
Burlington/Bethlehem, Arad Sister City Board member
Read more than 350,500 documents and made a computerized index to
the FBI Counter Inteligence files against Blacks and the Black Panther
Advisor for Eyes on the Price contributed to story on Black Panther
International Center for Photography .Show Only Skin Deep photo
in permanent collection Yellow Peril Supports Black Power
Black Panther photographs appearing in 8 publications
Attended Panther 21 reunions, Black Panther 30 year anniversary.
Wheelock College academic conference. Presented paper on FBI Agent
Testified at the Panther 21 Trial NYC
Art exhibit of FBI art and the Black Panthers “The Art of Crime
/ The Crime of Art(Traveling exhibit)
Photo Show Black Panthers (Traveling exhibit)
Slide Show Black Panthers
Member of Friends of the Panthers