SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE -- California Newsreel’s short documentaries Black Panther and San Francisco State on Strike are two of the films in the BAMPFA series 1968 and Global Cinema, October 19 – November 29.
Also on the program are a series of silent shorts made during strikes and protests in France by Jean-Luc Godard, Alain Resnais, Philippe Garrel and others. It also includes The Battle Front for the Liberation of Japan – Summer in Sanrizuka, Shinsuke Ogawa’s documentary about a student and laborer fight against eviction. And will feature former San Francisco State University Professor Larry Clark’s post-Watts riots drama As Above, So Below.
Clark will be on hand on November 14 to discuss his film with Ra Malika Imhotep and Jamal Batts, UC Berkeley doctoral students and members of the Black Aesthetic curatorial collective of black visual culture.