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The Murder of Fred Hampton (2006)

The Murder of Fred Hampton

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During the filming of a documentary which permitted the Black Panther Party (BPP) in Chicago to put forth its views, the Attorney General of the State of Illinois authorized a police "raid," with overwhelming force, on BPP headquarters, This police action resulted in the death of BPP leaders, including Fred Hampton, and injured many more. The documentary is consequently in two sections. In the first, the original intent of allowing the BPP to speak for itself about its aims and methods prevails. In the second part, police press releases and filmed raid reenactments are contrasted with footage detailing the recollections of BPP members on the scene, as well as shots of the shooting site. These recollections and site visits make it perfectly clear that the police's account of their raid cannot be true.more
Rating: Unrated
Genre: Documentary, Special Interest
Directed By: ,
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On DVD: May 22, 2007
Runtime:

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The film illuminates the magnetic fervor, militant eloquence, and sheer infectious ideological energy of "living high on the people," that 'Chairman Fred' embodied.

Full Review… | May 20, 2007
Counterpunch.org

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