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 in 2012.

This 16mm film print was remastered in 4K (4096 x 2970) using a Lasergraphics ScanStation film scanner, in July 2022.

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KPIX 109749

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