Two films by Howard Alk and Mike Gray, part of Arte Video collection “l’autre amérique”
THE MURDER OF FRED HAMPTON
Chicago 1968. Willing to shoot portrait of Fred Hampton, Illinois Black Panthers’ charismatic leader, Mike Gray and Howard Alk have to deal with his assassination in the middle of the shooting of the film.
AMERICAN REVOLUTION 2
Chicago 1968 : The Democrat National Convention. Two groups unite in their struggle against injustice in Chicago during the riots following the convention: the “Black Panthers” and the “Young patriots”, an activist movement politically self-defined as white, poor and southern.
Films distributed by Arte vidéo, following their screenings as part of the “Americana” retrospective of the 30th Cinéma du Réel Festival.