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The Angola 3: Black Panthers and the Last Slave Plantation tells the gripping story of Robert King Wilkerson AKA Robert King, Herman Wallace and Albert Woodfox, men who have endured solitary confinement longer then any known living prisoner in the United States.
Politicized through contact with the Black Panther Party while inside Louisiana’s prisons, they formed one of the only prison Panther chapters in history and worked to organize other prisoners to build a movement for change. This feature length documentary explores their extraordinary struggle for justice while incarcerated in Angola, a former slave plantation, where institutionalized rape and murder made it known as one of the most brutal and racist prisons in the United States. The analysis of the Angola 3’s political work, and the criminal cases used to isolate and silence them, occurs within the context of the widespread COINTELPRO work being carried out in the 1960’s and 70’s by the FBI, and state law enforcement.
In a partial victory the courts exonerated Robert King of the original charges and released him in 2001; he continues the fight for the freedom of his two brothers. The ongoing campaign to free the Angola 3 which involves a civil case soon to come before the Supreme Court is supported by people and organizations such as Amnesty International, the A.C.L.U., Harry Belafonte, Ben Cohen & Jerry Greenfield (of Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream), Ramsey Clark, Sen. John Conyers, Sister Helen Prejean, (the late) Anita Roddick, Bishop Desmond Tutu and the African National Congress (South Africa).Herman Wallace and Albert Woodfox have now endured as political prisoners in solitary confinement for over thirty-six years.
Narrated by Mumia Abu-Jamal, Angola 3 features interviews with former Panthers, political prisoners and revolutionaries including the Angola 3 themselves and: Bo Brown, Geronimo (ji Jaga) Pratt, Malik Rahim, Yuri Kochiyama, David Hilliard, Rod Coronado, Noelle Hanrahan, Kiilu Nyasha, Marion Brown, Luis’Bato’ Talamantez, Gail Shaw and many others.
The film has been re-released to worldwide distribution through PM PRESS or your local retailer or online.