|Writers||Fred Baker (original screenplay)
|Cast||Will Blagrove Rick Borgia J.D. Brown Pat Dempsey Charles Everett Steven Hill Rosemari Mealy Bryant Pearson Robert Sciglimpaglia Kathleen Cleaver Lila Dupree Assata Shakur Char Sidney Erika Vaughn|
|Runtime||USA:97 min, USA:93 min, 96 min|
|Plot||Assata Shakur, the firebrand revolutionary Black Panther, was falsely convicted and sentenced to life in a widely publicized case involving a 1973 shootout on the NJ Turnpike, which resulted in the deaths of a Panther leader and a NJ State Trooper. In 2006, Justin, a NY filmmaker, and Asha, a student journalist cross paths at a Harlem Street Festival, and their passions soon ignite. They discover by chance that both are intensely caught up in the controversial story of Assata. While serving the 3rd year of her life sentence, in 1979, Assata effected a daring escape from a maximum security prison in New Jersey. After a number of years in hiding, in 1984, she emerged in Cuba in protective exile..where she lives to this day. Her life as a fugitive political exile, a fighter for freedom and social justice, has attracted a worldwide following.... see Assata aka Joanne Chesimard on IMDb|
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|is about the black liberationist Assata Shakur, aka Joanne Chesimard, a charismatic young Black Panther in the 1960's who was targeted by J. Edgar Hoover's Cointelpro illegal murderous offensive to neutralize radical Black leaders. She was wounded in a police shootup on the N.J.Turnpike in 1973; falsely convicted of killing a NJ State Trooper; sentenced to Life in prison, she escaped miraculously to find exile and freedom in Castro's Cuba...where she lives to this day. Her life story is told and revered by thousands of young followers world-wide who see in her a female Che Guevera, an heroic freedom fighter for equality and an end to racial oppression and injustice for all people.|
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