By Tambay A. Obenson
The documentary short that follows below, produced by Stanley Nelson and Laurens Grant, titled “Black Panthers Revisited,” explores what we, today, can learn from the Black Panther party, in challenging police brutality.
I should note that Nelson’s latest feature documentary, “The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution,” which promises to be a definitive portrait of the Black Panther Party – its rise and fall – premieres at the Sundance Film Festival this week, so this New York Times short film is likely in consideration of, and an extension of that.The feature film aims to paint a complete and accurate account of the revolutionary black nationalist organization. It should act as a reminder, as well as an education (especially for the uninitiated, unaware of those whose shoulders they stand on).
As Nelson himself has said, the rise and fall of the Black Panther Party is a story “that hasn’t been told,” adding that, “the Panthers…