THE BLACK PANTHERS: VANGUARD OF THE REVOLUTION
October 15, 2015

Illustration by Robert John Paterson

Illustration by Robert John Paterson

Our next event features a politically charged documentation of America’s coming-of-age, bringing to the spotlight one of its most crucial histories of insurrection. Director Stanley Nelson explores the life and complex history of a movement that radically revolutionized the system – a story filled with poignant and visceral violence marked by its opposition to authority and privilege. Inspired by the emergence of the Civil Rights Movements, the Black Panthers Party introduced and represented the voice of America’s economically and racially marginalized populations. The documentary’s hybrid approach captures the landscapes, faces, and aesthetics of 60s-70s revolutionary culture through the use of archival footage, entwining a backwards-glance of the era through recent interviews with veterans and former vanguards.

Many of the issues brought up by the documentary are hardly irrelevant to present-day politics. This is the kind of stimulating documentary that guarantees for meaningful conversation at Harvard Seal’s post-film discussion – so be sure not to miss it!

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If you’re new to the club or slept on the invitation – don’t worry! A member of the group will greet you at the door and let you know where we’re headed once the movie is done, so you can always catch up with us afterwards.

Here are some candid photos of the event– in case you missed it! We met on the second floor of the Bloor Cinema before the screening, and made our way to The Lab afterwards for a private Skype session with Janaya Khan, co-founder of Black Lives Matter Toronto.

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