IWW Movie Night
This Wednesday, Feb 28th, 7 PM
Bellingham Alternative Library
Angola 3 – Black Panthers and the Last Slave Plantation
The “Angola 3” were Louisiana inmates in the only prison chapter of the Black Panther Party. Once inside the walls of the notoriously violent and racist Angola Prison, the 3 fought to end the inhumane treatment of prisoners, a stance which landed each of them in one of the longest stints in solitary confinement on record: 25 to 40 years. THE ANGOLA 3: BLACK PANTHERS AND THE LAST SLAVE PLANTATION features interviews with the activists themselves
The movie tells the story of Robert King Wilkerson, Herman Wallace and Albert Woodfox, who endured solitary confinement longer then any known living prisoner in the United States. Politicized through contact with the Black Panther Party while in prison, they worked to organize other prisoners into a movement for the right to live like human beings. The feature length movie explores their extraordinary struggle for justice while incarcerated in Angola, a former slave plantation 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 being carried out in the 1960’s and 70’s by the FBI and state law enforcement against militant voices for change. Narrated by Mumia Abu-Jamal, The movie features interviews with former Panthers, political prisoners and revolutionaries, including the Angola 3 themselves.
$5 donation at the door requested.