Black August
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Black August
Filmmakers Samm Styles and TCinque Sampson collaborate to explore the life and death of prison rights activist George L. Jackson in this biographical drama starring CSI's Gary Dourdan as the Soledad Brother author who took up the cause of prisoners' rights in the 1960s, and whose incendiary philosophy sparked the most militant civil rights movement in United States history. Enraged at the inhuman conditions he and his fellow prisoners were forced to endure as the outside world bore witness to the growing civil rights movement, Jackson filtered his fury into the philosophy that would… More
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"Adapted from George Jackson's own prison letters and other writings, this bio-pic is to be commended for shedding surprisingly sophisticated light on such a controversial cult figure."
‑ Kam Williams, NewsBlaze
"A searing and earnest drama delving into the tragic, short life of the late George Jackson, sixties US political prisoner, LA Black Panther spiritual and intellectual guiding force, and fierce leader within the Black prison movement."
‑ Prairie Miller, WBAI Web Radio
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