The Counter Intelligence Program (COINTELPRO), instigated by J. Edgar Hoover and the FBI, was a secret effort to undermine the African-American community’s political power by stopping the rise of a ‘black Messiah’. This documentary explores this controversial topic through declassified documents, interviews, rare footage and exhaustive research.
The documentary delves into the government’s involvement in the assassinations of Malcolm X, Fred Hampton and Martin Luther King Jr. Did these murders occur as part of an intentional plan to stop black empowerment? This movie takes us on a journey to answer that complex question.
This documentary is essential viewing to understand the racial injustices of our past and present. It’s a poignant reminder of how far we have come and how much further we still need to go in terms of equality for all people. The film exposes some deeply uncomfortable truths but it is also an empowering story of resilience and strength in the face of adversity.
By watching this powerful movie you can gain insight into one layer of history that has been kept hidden from public view for too long. We are given an honest account into the struggles faced by African American activists during a crucial era in US history and presented with evidence that can help us draw our own conclusions about what really happened during this time period.
It’s easy to feel discouraged when looking back at such challenging times, yet it’s also inspiring to realize how extraordinary individuals fought for justice despite overwhelming odds against them. This thought-provoking documentary offers invaluable information and should be watched by everyone interested in learning more about this vital piece of history.