A Panther In Africa

  • 7 10
  • 2004
  • 71min

After having been part of the Black Panther Party in Kansas City during the 60s, Pete O'Neal had to go into exile in Tanzania when he was arrested for transporting a gun across state lines. 30 years later, Pete tells how his social struggle continues now in Africa while and reflects on the legacy of the Black Panthers in the world.

Awards

AWARDS: Winner CINE Golden Eagle. CINE Competition/ ST. Louis International Film Festival

A Panther In Africa. A Black Panther in Tanzania

On October 30, 1969, Pete O'Neal, a young Black Panther in Kansas City, Missouri, was arrested for transporting a gun across state lines. 

One year later, O'Neal fled the charge, and for over 30 years, he has lived in Tanzania, one of the last American exiles from an era when activists considered themselves at war with the U.S. government. 

Today, this community organizer confronts very different challenges and finds himself living between two worlds - America and Africa, his radical past and his uncertain future.

Aaron Mathews
Aaron Mathews Director