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Filmmaker Conversation with Shaka King (“Judas and the Black Messiah”)
March 3, 2021 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm CST
Join the Department of Radio-Television-Film and Moody College’s Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion for a conversation with Associate Professor and Associate Dean of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, Ya’Ke Smith, and award-winning film director, Shaka King.
King‘s latest project Judas and The Black Messiah chronicles the FBI’s aggressive infiltration of Chicago’s Black Panther Party which ultimately led to the assassination of its chairman Fred Hampton.
The film is getting rave reviews and has been named as one of AFI’s movies of the year and is now nominated for two Golden Globe awards. Professor Smith and Shaka King will discuss King‘s film work, his evolution as a filmmaker, and how he uses film to address the most pressing issues of our time.
Before the talk, we recommend that, if possible, you watch Judas and the Black Messiah—now streaming on HBO.
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