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Black August (2007)

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Inmate activist George Lester Jackson's short life became a flashpoint for revolution, igniting the bloodiest riot in San Quentin's history.

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Inmate activist George Lester Jackson's short life became a flashpoint for revolution, igniting the bloodiest riot in San Quentin's history.

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political activism
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in point form; if you are interested in liberal politics than this is a must see movie that i only wish would have had a bit bigger budget. but the historical facts and message are there and well done.Gary Dourdan as the revolutionary figure , and Darren Bridgett as the non-involved observant do a great job to express and give real thoughts to the feature's well defined objective: that of class seen throw socialist( NOT communist) perspective.

if you are familiar with the real facts then this will touch you in a sense or another. there are a bit too many "slow" parts but in-between there are quiet a few witty dialogs as well. it only gets 6 stars from me because, as i said, probably due to low budget, the production is not well done, and i would consider this more as a sort of documentary based on biographies.

being Caucasian myself i feel the need to add that this is something that concerns all American classes regardless of color since it has many realistic application. this is very revolutionary, yet overall not violent, and a must see if you like American recent history as well.


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