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A short film by Agnes Varda telling the activities of the Black Panther Party as its members fought for the freedom of imprisoned co-founder Huey P. Newton.

“On the Criterion Channel, we’re highlighting films that focus on Black Lives, and have taken down the paywall on as many of these titles as we can, so even if you aren’t a subscriber you can watch them for free.”

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Spike Lee films the one-man show starring Roger Guenveur Smith (Do the Right Thing’s Smiley) as the Black Panther leader.

Free courtesy of Starz.

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One of the many films that Camille Billops and James Hatch made centering on Billops’s family, Suzanne, Suzanne presents a devastating portrait of the artist’s niece, haunted by the abuse she suffered as a child and the passivity of the family members who allowed it to continue.

The twenty-five-minute film was made available to stream for free by The Criterion Channel.

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A deeply moving tribute to the Texas songster, Mance Lipscomb, considered by many to be the greatest guitarist of all time.

The Criterion Channel has made the forty-four-minute-long film available to stream for free.

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