Framing the Panthers; Counterterror

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Title

Framing the Panthers; Counterterror

Subject

woman filmmaker, documentary, radical, activist

Description

Two great videos shared with me by my friend, the activist video artists, Annie Goldson and Chris Bratton.

Date

1990

Format

VHS

Type

Documentary

Abstract

Counterterror: North of Ireland: This video takes its departure from the BBC's coverage of the killing of three IRA volunteers by British Security Forces in Strabane, a small town on the border between Northern Ireland and the Irish Republic. Interrogating television discourse, the video examines what is referred to as the British “shoot to kill” policy of planned assassination in the North.(VDB)

Framing The Panthers in Black & White charts the FBI’s covert campaign against the Black Panther Party, focusing on the story of one of its targets, Dhoruba Bin Wahad. A former Panther leader, Bin Wahad spent 19 years in prison as a result of COINTELPRO, the FBI’s Counterintelligence Program, which was designed to destroy political activism in the 1960s and 70s. (VDB)

Files

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Citation

“Framing the Panthers; Counterterror,” VHS Activism Archive , accessed June 22, 2024, https://activismvhs.omeka.net/items/show/812.

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