Independent Lens: The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution DVD & Blu-ray

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Item #: WA7732
More than 40 years after the Black Panther Party was founded the group and its leadership remain powerful and enduring images in our popular imagination. This will weave together the voices of those who lived this story -- police informants journalists white supporters and detractors those who remained loyal to the party and those who left it.
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More than 40 years after the Black Panther Party was founded the group and its leadership remain powerful and enduring images in our popular imagination. This will weave together the voices of those who lived this story -- police informants journalists white supporters and detractors those who remained loyal to the party and those who left it.

Producer: Laurens Grant
Production Company: Firelight Films
Production Year: 2015
Copyright Year: 2015
Rating: TV-14
Number of Discs: 1
Length: 115 minutes
Subtitled: Y
Subtitle Languages: English (SDH)
DVI: N
Audio Format: Stereo
Aspect Ratio: 16x9 Widescreen

"The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution' is essential history and a vibrant chronicle of this pivotal movement that gave rise to a new revolutionary culture in America." - Amsterdam News

"fascinating" - The Los Angeles Times

"Emmy Award winning filmmaker Stanley Nelson's captivating documentary dives into the lives of the Black Panther movement and the significance it had on American culture." - Black America Web/Tom Joyner Show

"It's a fascinating look at civil rights, the power of the people, and a part of American history that is underserved in the media." - Times Union

"a fascinating look at the black power movement" - Bergen Record

"Stanley Nelson's straightforward, fair minded two-hour account is a strong introduction." - The New York Times

3.5 out of 4 stars
"…this excellent historical examination of a controversial group couldn't be more timely. Highly recommended." - Video Librarian

"PBS, Independent Lens, the home of so much that is good in the documentary world. The Oscars certainly blew it when not including this on the short list of the best documentaries of the year." - Huffington Post

"This documentary offers and even-headed history of the rise and fall of the Black Panther Party. Be sure to show it to the Beyonce- bashers." - Tallahassee Democrat