Ken Tucker
November 24, 2006 AT 05:00 AM EST

What We Want, What We Believe: Black Panther Party Library

type
Movie
Current Status
In Season
mpaa
Unrated
genre
Documentary

We gave it an A-

What We Want, What We Believe: The Black Panther Party Library features more than 12 hours of rare footage of the militant civil rights organization built in Oakland around such activists as Huey P. Newton and Bobby Seale. Rooted in black nationalism, the Panthers were the objects of intense government scrutiny. This mixture of documentaries, home movies, and speeches by members both in and past their prime shows the complexities and contradictions of the Panthers: a radicalism that led to displays of firearms, and a free-school-breakfast program for poor youth.

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