I'm going to post my full review of this Stanley Nelson documentary next month (in time for its September 2nd release), but you should definitely take a look at the official trailer for THE BLACK PANTHERS: VANGUARD OF THE REVOLUTION.
Nelson, a prolific documentarian lauded last month at AFI Docs' Guggenheim Symposium for his works examining the African-American experience, has approached another political subject that is equal parts controversial as it is fascinating: The Black Panthers Party. Read more in the synopsis:
THE BLACK PANTHERS does not hesitate to critique its subject, nor does it shy away from judging the corrupt activities of J. Edgar Hoover’s FBI or the countless shoot-outs, raids and arrests that were the response of local police. It is a vibrant chronicle of a pivotal movement and a history that needs to be told to understand today’s still incendiary racial landscape.
Watch the trailer: