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Wednesday, Nov 11, 2020 12:00 PM
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FF Admission General Admission - $12.00

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With blight ravaging New York City in the 1970s, the Young Lords and Black Panthers fought for radical change in their communities. Through the leadership of Dr. Mutulu Shakur—Tupac Shakur’s stepfather—these activists created the first acupuncture detoxification program in the United States. While the legacy of the program has long been maintained by the residents of the Bronx and Upper Manhattan, the individuals responsible for its creation have suffered from decades of state-sanctioned persecution.

Included with the screening ticket is an exclusive pre-recorded Q&A with Mia Donovan (Director), immediately following the film.

DOC NYC Live event: Thursday, Nov. 12 at 3 ET on Facebook Live Acupuncturist Juan Cortez joins filmmaker Mia Donovan to discuss her film about how the Black Panthers and Young Lords brought healing techniques to drug-ravaged neighborhoods.

Film Details
Running Time:82
Director:Mia Donovan
Executive Producer:Mila Aung-Thwin, Daniel Cross
Writer:Mia Donovan
Producer:Bob Moore
Editor:Mia Donovan
Cinematographer:Glauco Bermudez, Mia Donovan
Composer:Ramachandra Borcar
Publicist:David Magdael & Associates
US Distributor:Circle Collective
Sales Agent:Utopia
Event Years:2020
Festival Section:Metropolis
Spotlight on Canada
Film Genres:Activism
African/African American
Asian/Asian American
Human Rights
Law & Justice
New York City
True Crime
Women Directors
Health & Wellness
Spotlight on Canada