Segments in this Video

Black Power: Introduction (03:01)


Dan Murdoch spent last summer with the Klu Klux Klan; this year he will learn about the Black Power Movement. Dylann Roof killed nine black parishioners last year. Indeya and Shakem protest outside of Emanuel Church; they want to create a sense of pride among black people.

Racial Inequality (01:53)

Azeez explains how white supremacy is prevalent and accepted in Charleston. Approximately 8% of the Citadel's enrollment is African American. The students wore white sheets and sang Christmas carols.

White Knights (03:43)

Will Quigg believes Jews are financing Black Lives Matter and that African Americans are products of living in criminal neighborhoods. The Southern Poverty Law Center found that membership in hate crime groups increased in 2015. Some police officers put Klan membership above job responsibilities.

Police Brutality (03:39)

A passerby recorded officer reactions to the arrival of black children at a white child's birthday party; the officer felt the need to draw his gun. The video went viral and the officer resigned. La'Shadion "LA" Anthony exercises his rights to carry an AR-15 semi-automatic weapon at the peace rally.

Fear in the Black Community (05:18)

Shirley Harrison calls the police and asks them to take her schizophrenic son to the hospital. The police allege that upon their arrival, Jason lunged at them with a screwdriver and they had to protect themselves. Anthony says the police have no consequences; the single father of five keeps two weapons nearby in case of trouble.

Dangerous Traffic Stops (03:39)

A police officer shot Richard Ramirez because he suspected Ramirez was reaching for a gun. Officer Michael Slager pulled over Walter Scott for a broken brake light and shot him. Protests renewed after the judge granted Slager bail.

Protesting Slager's Release (04:20)

Black members locked the doors and refused to allow white people into a community hall meeting. Indeya states that Scott Garland came to the meeting carrying a weapon and says things like "black brains splatter." The participants refuse to allow the media entrance to the meeting.

Violent Reactions (05:59)

Two gunman arrive at Shakem's protest meetings. Murdoch meets Garland to hear his side of the story and his opinions on racism in America. Black men between the ages of 19 and 44 are nine times more likely to be killed than anyone else.

Dallas Police Force (05:35)

Rakem Balogun founded the Huey P. Newton Gun Club in response to police brutality towards African Americans. He says the government always treats him like a criminal because of his race. The Dallas PD refused to grant an interview, but an anonymous police officer states that there are bad cops, but 90% are just trying to do their job effectively.

Cases of Excessive Violence (01:24)

When police officers took down Eric Garner, he repeatedly said he could not breathe; he lost consciousness, and died. The death was ruled a homicide, but no member of the police force was indicted. Five members of the Florida police lost their jobs after video surfaced of brutality.

Protesting Peacefully (06:51)

The Huey P. Newton Gun Club and the New Black Panther Party tries to join the Martin Luther King, Jr. Parade. Some citizens are concerned while others explain that the organizations are good for the community. Anthony wants to run for office and change the government from the inside.

Credits: Black Power: America's Armed Resistance (00:39)

Credits: Black Power: America's Armed Resistance

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This follow up documentary to KKK: The Fight for White Supremacy sees filmmaker Dan Murdoch back in the USA to revisit some of the people he met from the Ku Klux Klan and also meet members of the Black Liberation Movement. Having previously documented clashes between these two opposing visions of America—a resurgent KKK and a growing Black Power movement—his aim now is to find out what black power means, what its motivations are and why this movement seems to be gaining traction. With rare access to members of the Black Liberation Movement, Murdoch quickly finds himself in the midst of an armed black militia, outraged at the treatment of black people at the hands of police, patrolling the streets of their communities and calling for change.

Length: 47 minutes

Item#: BVL138575

ISBN: 978-1-64198-042-5

Copyright date: ©2016

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