Detail For Show: Political Documentary

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The documentaries in this collection focus on the formation of Black Liberation and prison abolition movements in the United States, Canada, and developing nations, with a focus on the Black Panther Party, both East and West coast factions. The documentaries examine the relationship between gender, mass incarceration, state espionage, and Black Feminist theory in a diasporic and transnational context. These visual texts articulate intersectional approaches to analyzing the complex political dynamics of the various social movements and various forms of state violence.

Notes to Stations About This Show:

Political documentaries on prison abolition and the prison industrial complex:

Comrade Sunshine (20 minutes)
OccupyLAPD (8 minutes)
California's Proposed Budget Summary (20 minutes)
Her Life Was Turned Upside Down (2 minutes)

The documentaries are very useful texts designed for political education and are appropriate for all audiences. They have been screened in classrooms (middle school to university level), film festivals, conferences, and community bookstores, as well as art exhibitions.

Comrade Sunshine won best documentary at the 8th Annual ITV film festival 2013.

Type of Show: Documentary

Target Viewing Market: National (US)

State of Production and/or Target State or Province: California

Frequency of Episodes: Approximately every 7 days

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California's Proposed Budget Summary 2015-201600:18:330.99/N/A0/0
Comrade Sunshine00:19:430.99/N/A1/0
Her Life Was Turned Upside Down00:01:280.05/N/A1/0
Quest for Democracy00:01:190.07/N/A0/0
Visions of Abolition trailer 00:03:320.16/N/A1/0

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