Black August: A Hip-Hop Benefit Concert
Featuring exclusive interviews with exiled activists activists Assata Shakur, former Black Panther Kathleen Cleaver, political prisoner Mutulu Shakur and others
Directed by dream hampton, partial proceeds to benefit political prisoners.
Thursday, August 26th, reception-6pm program-7pm at Walter Reade Theatre at Lincoln Center hosted by M1 of dead prez performance by Blitz the Ambassador.
ImageNation Cinema Foundation and the Film Society of Lincoln Center in association with The Malcolm X Grassroots Movement present.
Featuring exclusive interviews with exiled activists activists Assata Shakur, former Black Panther Kathleen Cleaver, political prisoner Mutulu Shakur and others, the film Black August: A Hip-Hop Benefit Concert documents the movement behind the
annual event that the nonprofit Malcolm X Grassroots Movement has produced, for more than a decade, to raise awareness about and support the political prisoners in the U.S.
Part concert film, Black August highlights performances in New York, Cuba and South Africa featuring Mos Def, dead prez, Talib Kweli, David Banner, Common, Erykah Badu and others.
This evening will end with a panel discussion featuring director dream hampton; Lumumba Bandele, co founder of the Black August: Hip-Hop Project; Professor Marc Lamont Hill of Columbia University; former political prisoner Dhoruba Bin Wahaad;
Talib Kweli; and M1 of dead prez.
Advance: $25; $22 SENIOR; $20 MEMBER/STUDENT. At the Door: $30; $27 SENIOR; $25 MEMBER/STUDENT
Or visit the Walter Theatre Box Office @ 165 W. 65th St., upper level, 212-875-5601
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