Eldridge Cleaver, Black Panther

William Klein

IndieLisboa 2020 •

Documentary, 1970, 75′

After being accused of attempted murder, Eldrige Cleaver, militant of the Black Panther Party, is exiled in Algeria. The director and photographer William Klein will make a portrait of a multifaceted man, listening to his activist discourse on revolution, on the American struggle, his own political rivals such as Nixon or Reagan. But this is also a film that goes beyond ideology, a portrait of a romantic revolutionary, in a lyric and moving exile.