From Shadow and Act comes the news that…

Bobby Seale Producing Black Panthers Life Story; Launches IndieGogo Campaign To Raise Funds

Seale states that he decided to produce his own cinematic life story because of his frustrations with past films that have been made about the Black Panthers without his involvement, saying…

"They usually contact me after they have made their film… and often want me to endorse it. I want to do this until I see the final product. Its painful to see the waste of money, resources and talent on film projects that don’t convey the complete story of what happened during the days of the Black Panther Party and the sixties protest movement… There is an entire generation of young people who know nothing about how viciously the FBI attacked us and why. Even people of my generation don’t know that J. Edgar Hoover said the Black Panthers Breakfast for Children program represents the greatest threat to America’s national security… most people don’t know that we won 95 % of our courtroom cases."

The project is currently in pre-production, and the $420,000 is really just to get through this initial phase of the production.

The funds raised will be used as follows:

- To create a budget break down of the screenplay

- To create a shooting schedule that can be executed.

- To design storyboards .

- To cast the film with actors “whose marketability maximizes the film’s commercial value." And you know what that means.

But learn more about the project from the man himself, by watching his promotional video below; and if you want to contribute to the fundraising campaign, click HERE:

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