778 Bullets (USA, 18 min)

Directed by Angela Aguayo

In November 1970, university, state and local police shot 778 bullets into an off campus rental house in Carbondale, IL. The residence was rented to a handful of university students, some assumed to be associated with the local Black Panther Party. Unlike other police raids of known Black Panther residences across the country, the Carbondale Panthers shot back. Using archival material, newspaper accounts, witness testimony and experts in the field, 778 Bullets recovers a little-known history of resistance and resilience of the human struggle for self-determination. The dominant memory of the Black Panther Party would have us believe that the Panthers existed only in major urban cities; this story documents a more rural presence of radical politics and the struggle for civil rights.

778 Bullets

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