Assata aka Joanne Chesimard (2008)

Assata Shakur, the firebrand revolutionary Black Panther, was convicted and sentenced to life in a widely publicized case involving a 1973 shootout on the NJ Turnpike, which resulted in the... See full summary »

Director:

Fred Baker

Writer:

Fred Baker (original screenplay)
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Cast

Credited cast:
Will Blagrove ... FBI Agent
Rick Borgia Rick Borgia ... District Attorney
J.D. Brown J.D. Brown ... Trooper Werner Foerster
Kathleen Cleaver ... Herself
Pat Dempsey ... James Harper (as Jack P. Dempsey)
Lila Dupree ... White Woman - Escape
Charles Everett ... Justin
Steven Hill Steven Hill ... Sundiata Acoli
Rosemari Mealy Rosemari Mealy ... Herself
Bryant Pearson ... Lead Escaper
Robert Sciglimpaglia ... Assistant Prosecuting Attorney
Assata Shakur Assata Shakur ... Herself
Char Sidney ... Assata - as young woman
Erika Vaughn Erika Vaughn ... Asha
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Assata Shakur, the firebrand revolutionary Black Panther, was convicted and sentenced to life in a widely publicized case involving a 1973 shootout on the NJ Turnpike, which resulted in the deaths of a Panther leader and a NJ State Trooper. In 2006, Justin, a NY filmmaker, and Asha, a student journalist cross paths at a Harlem Street Festival, and their passions soon ignite. They discover by chance that both are intensely caught up in the controversial story of Assata. While serving the 3rd year of her life sentence, in 1979, Assata effected a daring escape from a maximum security prison in New Jersey. After a number of years in hiding, in 1984, she emerged in Cuba in protective exile..where she lives to this day. Her life as a fugitive political exile, a fighter for freedom and social justice, has attracted a worldwide following. Written by Fred Baker

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

15 February 2008 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

Havana, Cuba See more »

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Budget:

$275,000 (estimated)
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Fred Baker Films See more »
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

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Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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