Black August

Black August

Director: TCinque Sampson, Samm Styles

Cast: Gary Dourdan, Darren Bridgett

     
 
Filmmakers Samm Styles and TCinque Sampson collaborate to explore the life and death of prison rights activist George L. Jackson in this biographical drama starring CSI's Gary Dourdan as the Soledad Brother author who took up the cause of prisoners' rights in the 1960s, and whose incendiary philosophy sparked the most militant civil rights movement in

Overview

Filmmakers Samm Styles and TCinque Sampson collaborate to explore the life and death of prison rights activist George L. Jackson in this biographical drama starring CSI's Gary Dourdan as the Soledad Brother author who took up the cause of prisoners' rights in the 1960s, and whose incendiary philosophy sparked the most militant civil rights movement in United States history. Enraged at the inhuman conditions he and his fellow prisoners were forced to endure as the outside world bore witness to the growing civil rights movement, Jackson filtered his fury into the philosophy that would eventually fuel the Black Guerilla Family, elevating him from common thug to political martyr after he was given a "one year to life" sentence for a seventy dollar gas station robbery. In his eleven years behind bars, Jackson studied the writings of such revolutionary thinkers as Marx and Mao and began channeling his anger into a series of letters that damned the racist status quo. Collected and published in the volume Soledad Brother along with the help of idealistic editor David Dryer, these letters instantly transformed the author into a controversial celebrity figure while successfully drawing attention to the topic of prison reform. Shortly thereafter, Jackson would serve as the catalyst for an event that would go down as one of the most violent in the history of San Quentin.

Product Details

Release Date:
02/12/2008
UPC:
0085391151869
Original Release:
2007
Rating:
NR
Source:
Warner Home Video
Region Code:
1
Time:
1:56:00

Special Features

Closed Caption; Deleted scenes

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Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Gary Dourdan George L. Jackson
Darren Bridgett David Dryer
Ezra Stanley Jonathan Jackson
Tina Marie Murray Angela Davis
Vonetta McGee Actor
Elisabeth Nunziato Actor
Leith M. Burke Actor
"Big" Leroy Mobley Actor

Technical Credits
TCinque Sampson Director,Executive Producer,Screenwriter
Samm Styles Director
Juan "Uglyfingers" Blair Score Composer
Michael Ching Casting
Judd Flemming Editor,Producer
Denzil Foster Musical Direction/Supervision
Douglas Freeman Art Director
Jan Mabry Producer
Isaiah "JR" Rider Executive Producer
Kev Robertson Cinematographer
Pendazi J. Sampson Associate Producer
Oliver "Cougar" Sims Associate Producer

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