Work in Progress Screening: Seattle Black Panthers
** Free to attend! **
Work in progress for locally produced/directed documentaries about the Seattle Black Panthers’ Party.
From Malcolm to Mindfullness
Dr. Kim Holland has helped generations in her work as a family doctor. She is the co-leader of a Mindfullness Group for Women of Color. Her extraordinary presence was almost erased. At the age of 15 she was shot in the chest while marching with the Black Panthers in 1970. She shares her journey from “tearing down the system” with Malcolm X to opening a path of change through Mindfullness. This WIP is a 10-minute rough cut of a life that matters.
Emmett Till and Mrs. Dixon
Aaron Dixon started the Seattle Chapter of the Black Panthers. His mother, Frances Sledge Dixon, read a poem that his father wrote just after the brutal murder of Emmett Till. She found the poem to read to us recently during the filming of her interview for “Black Panthers in the Emerald City.” Her reaction to reading the poem out load brings the viewer back in time to the emotions and actions that his murder sparked which are thought to have led to the Civil Rights Movement. This short piece is the reading of that poem by Mrs. Dixon as filmed by DP extraordinaire, Omar Willey.