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Public Enemy • Presentation
Bobby Seale, Kathleen Cleaver, Jamal Joseph and Nile Rodgers are now between 50 and 60 years old. They were members of the Black Panthers, ‘the greatest internal threat to the country’s security’ according to J. Edgar Hoover, the irremovable head of the FBI, who was notorious for his virulent racism. The Black Panther party was founded in October 1966. It united various Black liberation movements and based its political platform on the ideas of Malcolm X, who was assassinated in 1965. The Black Panthers attempted to organize, and above all, politicize the anger of black youth in the ghettos. Although their membership was limited, during a short time period they exercised tremendous influence. The movement came to an end in 1971, cracking under the enormous pressure of FBI persecution and in-fighting. Interspersed with footage from the fiery sixties, the film affectionately follows these four survivors, who try in their own very different ways to remain true to themselves and their memories.

Documentary of 90 mn - Year of production: 1999
A coproduction Archipel 33 - La Sept Arte - Egoli Films - Channel Four - Entre Chien et Loup - RTBF (Belgium) - Kinotar Oy. With participation from Centre National de la Cinématographie, Commission Télévision de la Procirep, Ministère de la Culture et de la Communication - Département des Affaires Internationales



screenplay and direction

with participation from




image
sound
editing

original music

Jens Meurer

Kathleen Cleaver
Jamal Joseph
Bobby Seale
Nile Rodgers

Torsten Lippstock
Orinne JT Takagi
Anne Weil

Nile Rodgers

 

producersDenis Freyd and Jens Meurer 
a coproduction Archipel 33, La Sept Arte, Egoli Films, Channel Four, Entre Chien et Loup, RTBF, Kinotar Oy 
with participation fromCentre National de la Cinématographie, Commission Télévision de la Procirep, Ministère de la Culture et de la Communication - Département des Affaires Internationales
 
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Documentary
90 mn and 52 mn
S16 mm - color
93637
1999