It doesn’t take much beyond a glance at the headlines in the past year or so to know that racial and class inequality are still among the major issues facing the country. The intersection of both has been the basis of decades of protests and activism, and certainly one of the loudest voices as such in the ’60s and ’70s was the Black Panther Party. Headed to the Sundance Film Festival is “The Black Panthers: Vanguard Of The Revolution,” a new documentary look at the organization: today, we have an exclusive clip from the film.
Directed by Stanley Nelson (“Jonestown: The Life and Death of Peoples Temple“), the doc dives into a trove of archival footage to tell the story of the Black Panthers and provides new interviews. The film intends to bring a fresh context to the group beyond its incendiary activity. That much is clear from this clip, which shows the group’s community building, which reached into unexpected corners of the social fabric.
“The Black Panthers: Vanguard Of The Revolution” will have its first screening at Sundance on Friday, January 23rd.