Panthers lead protest of Blaxploitation films

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KPIX Eyewitness news report from September 27th, 1972 featuring a protest over the exploitation of the black community in Blaxploitation films. Protesters carry signs that read, "The Black Community Will Not Be Exploited Anymore!" Seale gives an interview in which he discusses the ways in which white producers exploit the black community to make Blaxploitation films. Seale says, "they use the black community to make the movies in the first place, so why can't the black community at least get a percentage back?" Seale proposes that the Black Panthers' Survival Programs should get a percentage of the profits from Blaxploitation genre films which could then be reinvested in the black community. Remastered, edited and catalogued for the web by Shira Peltzman.

Originally aired on
KPIX-TV
Date aired
9/27/1972
Recording medium
16mm color, co-magnetic sound film
01:45
Rights for this video belong to
CBS5 KPIX-TV
Type of material
archival newsfilm
Identifier
KPIX 109749
Views
4164

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