This programme of films has been curated by Jacqueline Najuma Stewart, professor of Cinema and Media Studies at the University of Chicago, for Black Cinema House. Black Cinema House is an organisation that hosts screenings and discussions of films by and about the people of the African diaspora. Located in Chicago, it is a flagship programme of Rebuild Foundation, a non-profit organization that aims to rebuild the cultural foundations of underinvested neighbourhoods and to revitalize communities through culture based, artist led and neighbourhood driven activities.
For more information please see the Black Cinema House website.
Off the Pig (Black Panther)
San Francisco Newsreel
Running time: 20 minutes
One of the first films ever made about the Black Panthers, a revolutionary, nationalist and socialist organisation that was active in the US between 1966-1982, Off the Pig (Black Panther) contains interviews with party leaders Huey P. Newton and Eldridge Cleaver and footage of its members speaking and protesting in Oakland, California. In the film, we hear Newton and Cleaver explain why the organisation was originally formed and what its goals were and see footage of the Panther's recruitment process, training and 'Ten-Point Program', laid out by its Chairman, Bobby Seale.
Reservation is not necessary, but places are limited. Please arrive early to avoid disappointment.