The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution by Stanley Nelson
ABOUT THE PROJECT:
Indie Lens Pop-Up is a media project that brings people together for film screenings and community-driven conversations. The project, which features documentaries seen on PBS's Independent Lens, draws local residents, leaders and organizations together to discuss what matters most - from newsworthy topics to family, relationships, and more. Learn more about our Indie Lens Pop Up film screening events.
ABOUT THE FILM:
A new revolutionary culture emerged in the turbulent 1960s, and the Black Panther Party was at the vanguard. Weaving together a treasure trove of rare footage with the voices of a diverse group of people who were there, Stanley Nelson tells the vibrant story of a pivotal movement that feels timely all over again. Guests will enjoy a light soup supper courtesy of Cup ‘N’ Cork in Cape Girardeau. Learn more.
CAPE GIRARDEAU SCREENING:
Lloyd Williams, Vice President, NAACP – Cape Girardeau;
- Carl Kinnison, Instructor, Criminal Justice & Sociology, Southeast Missouri State University and former Cape Girardeau Police Chief
- Dr. Hamner Hill, Chair, Political Science, Philosophy & Religion, Southeast Missouri State University
- Dr. Morris Jenkins, Dean, College of Health & Human Services, Southeast Missouri State University.
- Community activist Melvin “Pepper”Holder
- Imam Abdul Haqq of the Islamic Center of Carbondale
- Dr. Pamela Smoot, Clinical Assistant Professor, SIU African Studies