THE MURDER OF FRED HAMPTON
DIRECTOR: HOWARD ALK
On the early morning of December 4, 1969, the Chicago Police Department raided the apartment of Fred Hampton, 21-year-old chairman of the Illinois chapter of the Black Panther Party, and shot him to death in his bed. Alk’s procedural documentary acts as a righteous inquest into the circumstances of this action, and comes to a clear and coolly furious conclusion: political assassination. The Murder of Fred Hampton will be screening with The Jungle, a raw, risk-taking docudrama made by and featuring high school students in inner city Northeast Philadelphia, created under the direction of Temple University social worker Harold Haskins.
Restored by UCLA Film & Television Archive with funding provided by the National Film Preservation Foundation and The Packard Humanities Institute. Exhibition courtesy of Carol Gray, William Cottle, and the Chicago Film Archives.
Charlie Davis, Jimmy Robinson, & David Williams / 1967 / 22min / 35mm
Restored by UCLA Film & Television Archive with funding provided by the National Film Preservation Foundation.