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The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution is the first feature length documentary to explore the Black Panther Party, its significance to American history, its cultural and political awakening for black people, and the painful lessons wrought when a movement derails. Master documentarian Stanley Nelson goes straight to the source, weaving a treasure trove of rare archival footage from the 60s and 70s with the voices of the people who were there: police, FBI informants, journalists, white supporters and detractors, and Black Panthers who remained loyal to the party and those who left it. Featuring Kathleen Cleaver, Jamal Joseph and many others, this eye-opening film is a vibrant chronicle of the pivotal movement that birthed a new revolutionary culture in America.
NOW Magazine - "A superb history lesson."