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The Black Panthers: Vanguard Of The Revolution (2015)

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Critic Consensus: The Black Panthers: Vanguard Of The Revolution offers a fascinating -- if somewhat rudimentary -- introduction to a movement, and an era, that remains soberingly relevant today.

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Here, we trace the rise and fall of the Black Panther Party, one of the 20th century's most alluring and controversial organizations that captivated the world's attention for nearly 50 years.

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"The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution" arrives on PBS stations early next year. I suggest not waiting.

October 1, 2015 | Rating: 3.5/4 | Full Review…

The documentary connects the past and the present so forcefully that we see our own reflection in the struggle to bring power to the people.

September 28, 2015 | Rating: 3.5/4 | Full Review…

Nelson understands the play of outsized personalities and unexpected events, and he's helped that enough time has passed for former Panthers to feel comfortable telling their stories, especially to someone of Nelson's stature in the documentary world.

September 24, 2015 | Full Review…

[A] straightforward, liberal-minded history of the Black Panther Party.

September 24, 2015 | Full Review…

If "The Black Panthers" has been designed to leave viewers outraged and energized in equal measure, it succeeds with admirable style. It counts both as essential history and a primer in making sense of how we live now.

September 17, 2015 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

A brisk, balanced mix of interviews, archival footage, and photos backed by a pointed soundtrack ...

September 10, 2015 | Full Review…

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Nelson's historical account of the Panthers is really well put together. I had actually always wondered about the demise of the main Panther movement and a lot of questions were answered in this film. Well done.

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