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Still from "Black Panther Woman"

Still from “Black Panther Woman”
by Tambay A. Obenson

Set to make its New York premiere at a festival that I co-curate – the New Voices in Black Cinema Festival, at BAMcinématek in Brooklyn, NY – is “Black Panther Woman” – director Rachel Perkins’ documentary on the little known Brisbane chapter of the Black Panther Party, which was directly inspired by the American Black Panthers.

Central to the film is Marlene Cummins (photo above), who was introduced to Australia’s Black Panther Party in 1972, when she met and fell in love with its leader, beginning her education into the Black Power movement.

 This Australian chapter of the Black Panther Party adapted the politics and style of the American Black Panther Party, from the clothing to their defiance, attracting the attention of the local authorities. Yet, unlike their American comrades, who numbered in the thousands across America, the Australian chapter comprised of just 10 members –…

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