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All Power to the People — Documentary

All Power to the People is a 1996 documentary by Lee Lew-Lee about the Black Panther Party, American race relations, and the Civil Rights Movement and covers slavery, civil-rights activists, assassinations and methods used to divide and destroy key figures.

It moves beyond that era into covering Ronald Reagan-era events, privacy threats from new technologies, and the failure of the War on Drugs. It is composed primarily of archival footage and interviews. Interviewees include ex-Central Intelligence Agency officer Philip Agee, Life magazine journalist/filmmaker Gordon Parks, decorated FBI Special Agent M. Wesley Swearingen, and various 1960s political radicals such as Malcolm X and Martin Luther King.

It covers both the virtues and faults of these civil rights leaders and activists.

Friday, 7pm
April 14th