2016 Festival

Sooner or Later, Somebody's Gonna Fight Back

Sooner or Later, Somebody's Gonna Fight Back

FRIDAY, APRIL 15, 7:00pm

Sooner or Later, Somebody’s Gonna Fight Back is the first documentary film to chronicle the history and political development of the Louisiana State Chapter of the Black Panther Party. Using rare archival footage, photos, news articles, flyers, personal narratives, and more, this multimedia project explores radical organizing in New Orleans—while examining the untold struggles and experiences of Black Panther members who envisioned a more just New Orleans in the early 1970s. This trailer is a work in progress from 2002, with a full length to come. Running time: 12 minutes. Directed by Brice White and Shana griffin.

Showing with:

Emory Douglas: The Art of the Black Panthers

A portrait of art used as a revolutionary weapon, through the story of Emory Douglas, Minister of Culture for The Black Panther Party. (8 min.)

Featured organization: McKenna Museum of African American Art, Hidden History LLC, Neighborhood Story Project