Panthers lead protest of Blaxploitation films
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.
Added to Bay Area Television Archive on August 24, 2012.
- Originally aired on: KPIX-TV
- Date aired: 9/27/1972
- Recording medium: 16mm color, co-magnetic sound film
- Rights for this video belong to: CBS5 KPIX-TV
- Duration: 01:45
- Type of material: archival newsfilm