Kino Lefter

102 - Judas and the Black Messiah with Shima Robinson: COINTEL Pros

February 24, 2021
Kino Lefter
102 - Judas and the Black Messiah with Shima Robinson: COINTEL Pros
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Kino Lefter
102 - Judas and the Black Messiah with Shima Robinson: COINTEL Pros
Feb 24, 2021

Spoken word poet and activist Shima Robinson joins me this week to discuss Shaka King's new film Judas and the Black Messiah, which focuses on the relationship between Illinois Black Panther Party Chairman Fred Hampton and the FBI informant Bill O'Neal. We talk about the performances, Fred Hampton's work, COINTELPRO, the film's representation of the Black Panther Party, and activist hero worship.

ReComradations:
Shima: [1]
The Black Power Mixtape 1967-1975, dir. Göran Olsson (2011) [2] Policing Black Lives: State Violence in Canada from Slavery to the Present by Robyn Maynard
Evan: [1]
Nov. 19, 1969: Members of the Black Panthers visit U of A | Edmonton Journal [2] Le samouraï, dir. Jean-Pierre Melville (1967) [3] Andrei Rublev, dir. Andrei Tarkovsky (1966)


Show Notes

Spoken word poet and activist Shima Robinson joins me this week to discuss Shaka King's new film Judas and the Black Messiah, which focuses on the relationship between Illinois Black Panther Party Chairman Fred Hampton and the FBI informant Bill O'Neal. We talk about the performances, Fred Hampton's work, COINTELPRO, the film's representation of the Black Panther Party, and activist hero worship.

ReComradations:
Shima: [1]
The Black Power Mixtape 1967-1975, dir. Göran Olsson (2011) [2] Policing Black Lives: State Violence in Canada from Slavery to the Present by Robyn Maynard
Evan: [1]
Nov. 19, 1969: Members of the Black Panthers visit U of A | Edmonton Journal [2] Le samouraï, dir. Jean-Pierre Melville (1967) [3] Andrei Rublev, dir. Andrei Tarkovsky (1966)