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THE MURDER OF FRED HAMPTON

THE MURDER OF FRED HAMPTON

THE MURDER OF FRED HAMPTON

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1971 / 88min / 35mm

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.

Screening with:

THE JUNGLE
Charlie Davis, Jimmy Robinson, & David Williams / 1967 / 22min / 35mm

Restored by UCLA Film & Television Archive with funding provided by the National Film Preservation Foundation.

The Murder of Fred Hampton & The Jungle are screening as part of the series UCLA Festival of Preservation. Click here for more info.