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We are excited to support former Game Changers Fellow Rafael Flores eagerly-anticipated film "My People are Rising"... please check out this lost chapter of the BPP for Self Defense! ... See MoreSee Less
Premiere of "My People Are Rising": Memoir of a Panther Captain
April 4, 2018, 8:00pm - April 5, 2018, 12:00am
Come join us for the 16th Annual Oakland International Film Festival and the Premiere of long-anticipated film, "My People Are Rising: Memoirs of a Black Panther Captain". The screening will be directly followed with a Q&A panel with former party members and Aaron Dixon. Synopsis: In an era of stark racial injustice, Aaron Dixon dedicated his life to revolution, founding the Seattle chapter of the Black Panther Party in 1968 at age nineteen. Through his eyes we witness: the early forming of the party, the COINTEL PRO operation, the election of the first Black mayor of Oakland, the rise of the first female leader of the party, and the fall of Huey Newton as tried to run Dixon out of the party. 'My People are Rising' is an unforgettable tale of their triumphs and tragedies, and the enduring legacy of Black Power. Starring: Aaron Dixon, Elaine Brown, Ericka Huggins and Bobby Seale Directed by: Rafael Flores Trailer: www.youtube.com/watch?v=iNXF-YOHVcA Soundtrack: greeneyedmedia.bandcamp.com/releases Website: mypeoplearerising.com Tickets: www.oiff.org/event/oiff16-800-p-m-930-p-m-my-people-are-rising-5700-pull-your-pants-up-3000/ More info: The “My People Are Rising” campaign is an inter-generational media campaign designed by artists from United Roots, Green Eyed Media and DetermiNation Black Men's Group to preserve the organizing legacy of the Black Panther Party in Seattle and Oakland, and inspire future generations of revolutionary social justice organizers. Inspired by the auto-biography of Aaron Dixon (former Seattle Black Panther Captain), the “My People Are Rising” web portal is centered around films, music, and design projects that trace the early history of the Black Panther party for younger generations. Organizations: United Roots enables disenfranchised youth to engage with the green economy, performing arts, and digital media in ways that educate, empower, inspire, and transform lives. Green Eyed Media is a production company founded in 2007 that provides music, film, photography, design, and educational services. Through arts education, media production and commerce, it’s mission is to promote Latino, African-American, Indigenous, and other marginalized voices, in the global entertainment community. Although it does not exclusively support these groups of people, the organization is dedicated to public health, environmental justice, and cultural equity.
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