UW Cinematheque - UCLA Festival of Preservation on Tour
The Murder of Fred Hampton | USA | 1971 | 35mm | 88 min. Director: Howard Alk
Friday, March 30, 2018
4070 Vilas Hall
This galvanizing documentary started out as a portrait of Fred Hampton, the influential 20-year-old leader of the Chicago chapter of the Black Panthers. The film became a shocking expose of a government conspiracy to eliminate radical activists when Hampton and Mark Clark were killed by police under the orders of State’s Attorney Edward Hanrahan. Preceded by The Jungle (1967, 22 min.), a dramatized documentary created by Philadelphia inner-city high school students.