The Man Who Armed the Panthers | Short Doc

The Man Who Armed the Panthers

FBI files, uncovered by investigative journalist Seth Rosenfeld, reveal that the man who armed the Black Panthers was an FBI informant.

A mysterious character who always sported sunglasses, even at night, Richard Aoki was a militant leader of the Third World Strike and an activist with the Asian American Political Alliance at UC Berkeley. This film tells the story of how that FBI source came to supply the Black Panthers with guns and weapons training.

Produced and edited by Ariane Wu
Based on reporting by Seth Rosenfeld

Appearances
NPR.org
Huffington Post
Frontiers of Online Documentaries hosted by The NYTimes, CIR at the San Francisco Film Society
Open Show – The Berkeley Repertory Theatre