Film Review

I watched “Why revisiting the Black Panther revolution resonates today” which was an interview conducted by Jeffrey Brown interviewing Stanley Nelson. ​​Stanley Nelson is the director of “The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution.”  They played little clips from the movie and the quote that stood out to me the most was “We don’t hate nobody because of their color we hate oppression.” This quote stood out to me because it really captured what the black panther party was about although there were a lot of misconceptions about them. Many people remember the Black Panther Party but they are “either demonized or mythologized.” People either think they were great or bad without knowing what they were trying to accomplish. They were trying to combat issues like systemic racism and police violence. They did this peacefully and tried to ensure everyone was treated fairly. During the video we were reminded these are still ongoing issues that people are trying to address like workplace inequality. Overall, this was a very interesting video to watch because they pointed out a lot about the Black Panther Party and tried to address the misconceptions while reminding people it’s an ongoing issue we should still be trying to fix. 

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  1. The Black Panther Party may have had its share of bad things associated with it, which was one of the reasons for its downfall. Nevertheless, its goal on ending oppression should never be forgotten as well as there accomplishments that benefitted society.

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