lundi 23 mai 2011
Black Panthers (documentaire d'Agnès Varda) - - 1st Part
Original six Black Panthers (November, 1966) Top left to right: Elbert "Big Man" Howard; Huey P. Newton (Defense Minister), Sherman Forte, Bobby Seale (Chairman). Bottom: Reggie Forte and Little Bobby Hutton (Treasurer).
En 1968, Agnès Varda est installée, en compagnie de Jacques Demy, en Californie. Cette année-là, elle décide de planter sa caméra à Oakland, près de San Francisco, au beau milieu d'une manifestation de militants du Black Panther Party exigeant la libération d'un de leurs leaders, Huey Newton.
In October of 1966, in Oakland California, Huey Newton and Bobby Seale founded the Black Panther Party for Self-Defense. The Panthers practiced militant self-defense of minority communities against the U.S. government, and fought to establish revolutionary socialism through mass organizing and community based programs. The party was one of the first organizations in U.S. history to militantly struggle for ethnic minority and working class emancipation — a party whose agenda was the revolutionary establishment of real economic, social, and political equality across gender and color lines.