dir. Patricia Boiko, Tajuan LaBee, and Malika Lee, 2020
NR, 54 min, USA, in English.
Presented by: Whatcom Human Rights Task Force
This series of five short docs explores the courageous actions of pioneering women Black Panther activists in Seattle. Combining contemporary Seattle settings with personal archival photos, viewers get an introduction to the very first chapter of the Black Panther Party created outside of Oakland, California. These young women built and sustained the long-lived Children’s Free Breakfast Program and the Carolyn Downs Family Health Center. They took up arms, organized, and led. With Seattle artist SassyBlack providing the score, Keepers of the Dream is a celebratory mini-fest introducing these women whose daring was indispensable to Seattle’s Black Power movement. More…