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Black American Documentary Films in Streaming: Black Power Movement

Black Power Movement

Black Power Legacy Tour
"This documentary is a bus tour about historical sites related to the Black Panther Party in Oakland, California."

Black Power: America's Armed Resistance
"This  documentary sees filmmaker Dan Murdoch back in the USA to revisit some of the people he met from the Ku Klux Klan and also meet members of the Black Liberation Movement. Having previously documented clashes between these two opposing visions of America – a resurgent KKK and a growing Black Power movement – his aim now is to find out what black power means, what its motivations are and why this movement seems to be gaining traction. With rare access to members of the Black Liberation Movement, Murdoch quickly finds himself in the midst of an armed black militia, outraged at the treatment of black people at the hands of police, patrolling the streets of their communities and calling for change....."

The Black Power Mixtape 1967-1975
"This documentary presents archival footage of notable civil-rights activists like Angela Davis, Eldridge Cleaver and Stokely Carmichael, as well as recent interviews with artists and historians on the Black Power movement."

Field Marshall Donald Cox
"This documentary, produced by Newsreel Films, features interviews with Field Marshall Donald Cox."

God Is Angry: The Black Power Movement
"In October 1995, over a million black men gathered in Washington, D.C. in a huge demonstration of solidarity. Organized by Louis Farrakhan, leader of the Nation of Islam, it was a controversial event, viewed with suspicion and hostility by the white establishment. God Is Angry looks at what Farrakhan means to black society and how he came to his leadership rol
e..."

Michael and Jean: An America Story
"This video is a poignant tale of two people, the radical 60s, crime in the name of a cause, and second chances. The documentary follows Melvin and Jean McNair from revolt and exile to renewal and reconciliation. As a young couple in 1972, the McNairs made news when they hijacked a plane from Detroit to Algeria to join the international section of the Black Panthers. Simultaneously an act of political resistance to racism and the Vietnam War and an act of desperation committed by two young people who saw no other way to escape the constant state of racial oppression in the US, the controversial act continues to have long-term repercussions decades later..."

 

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(God is Angry: The Black Power Movement)