Free Film – Assata aka Joanne Chesimard
To enhance your experience of Hattiloo’s upcoming play, “Sunset Baby,” we invite you to a free viewing of the film Assata aka Joanne Chesimard, at Hattiloo, on Wednesday, January 17, 2018 (doors open at 5:30p, film starts at 6p. limited seating).
This film is about the black liberationist Assata Shakur, aka Joanne Chesimard, a charismatic young Black Panther in the 1960’s who was targeted by J. Edgar Hoover’s Cointelpro illegal murderous offensive to neutralize radical Black leaders. She was wounded in a police shootup on the N.J.Turnpike in 1973; falsely convicted of killing a NJ State Trooper; sentenced to Life in prison, she escaped miraculously to find exile and freedom in Castro’s Cuba…where she lives to this day. Her life story is told and revered by thousands of young followers world-wide who see in her a female Che Guevera, an heroic freedom fighter for equality and an end to racial oppression and injustice for all people.