American Justice on Trial - People v. Newton (Trailer)
The Moment when the USA faced a point of political insurrection as it played out in the courts. The 1968 Black Panther Party made their case for the right to participate in society. As the Oakland Distric Attorney's office was making their case, the BPP members on the stand educated America about what the Party stood for and why.
The level of interest in the case and what it meant to a large part of Oakland citizens as well as the entire country made the stakes of the trial a hotly discussed issue. Protests in the streets and the daily articles stirred the politicians to pause and weigh how the Police act as their own brutal political force.
Produced by LISE PEARLMAN & ANDREW ABRAHAMS
Music JOHN LISSAUER
Best Short Documentary, Pan African Film Festival
Best Short Documentary, Yale in Hollywood Film Festival
Best Short Documentary, Bright International Film Festival
Best Short Documentary, Universal Movie Awards
Best Documentary, Athens International Monthly Film Festival
Best Short Film, Ashoka International Film Festival
Best Short Film Director, Ashoka International Film Festival
Jury Award, Indigo Moon Film Festival
Diaspora Special Recognition Award, DjarFogo International Film Festival
Outstanding Achievement Award, Cult Critic Movies Awards
Best Mid-length Documentary, Nominee, San Francisco International Film Festival
Best Short Documentary, Nominee, Swedish International Film Festival
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