1970s utopia, viewed from inside by the pioneer indy filmmakers and pirate TV broadcaster, the Videofreex. 21st Century edits of early videos, some with informational titles about the people, places, context.
Fred Hampton Interview excerpts w/ Black Panther Chant prologue
The charismatic young Black Panther leader is interviewed by Videofreex on Oct 19, 1969, six and a half weeks before he was killed on Dec 4 in a raid by the FBI and Chicago Police Department. The Videofreex - David Cort, Mary Curtis Ratcliff, and Parry Teasdale - traveled from their Prince Street NYC studio with the earliest portable video gear, ironically on assignment for a CBS network pilot, with Nancy Cain, who was a CBS producer at the time. Prologue "Black Panther Chant" has verses about Hampton and the Black Panther service programs, boldly facing off with "there aint enough pigs in the whole wide world to stop the Black Panther Party.". In this 7-minute edit by Videofreex Skip Blumberg in 2018, Hampton forcefully calls for armed self-defense against fascism, outlines Panther social programs, and dismisses the threat of his potential assassination. The complete 23-min interview is available at www.VDB.org, A dub of the raw tape is in the permanent collection of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, presented in a continuous loop in "Art & Conspiracy" exhibition Sept 18, 2018 - Jan 6, 2019. RSVP info@MoreArtistsMovies.com for "Join the Videofreex Conspiracy" Nov 9, 2018 8pm at the Met Breuer.
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