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BLACK PANTHER WOMAN @ The Vision Splendid Film Festival, 29 June – 7 July 2018

BLACK PANTHER WOMAN @ The Vision Splendid Film Festival, 29 June – 7 July 2018

6 MARLENE CUMMINS visiting New York for the international Black Panther Conference. BLACK PANTHER WOMAN © Blackfella Films 2014. Photo by Alina Gozin’a
In January 1972, an Australian Black Panther Party was formed in the police state of Brisbane, Australia.
This is a story told in the words of Marlene Cummins, a woman who experienced the best and worst of the short lived and controversial Black Panther movement. Inspired by their African Americans brothers, a handful of Australian Aborigines adapt the movement to their own local flavour.
Marlene Cummins is swept up in a wild romance with their poster boy leader, Dennis Walker, and through their relationship becomes politically awakened. Through the prism of Panther ideology she begins to understand the historical and social context of her personal suffering and that of her people.
Black Panther Woman reveals many narrative nuances, as Marlene explores the legacy of the racism and misogyny that she has faced throughout her life and her attempts to heal herself.
Since it’s premiere at The Sydney Film Festival, Black Panther Woman has screened at festivals worldwide and aired on SBS Television. Now Marlene takes her story back to Winton, the outback Queensland town where she grew up to The Vision Splendid Film Festival, 29 June – 7 July 2018. http://www.visionsplendidfilmfest.com

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June 14th, 2018

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