The Film That Lit My Fuse: Shaka King, Director Of Best Picture Nominee ‘Judas And The Black Messiah’
As "Judas and the Black Messiah" is nominated for multiple Oscars, revisit our interview with director Shaka King, who says the film is an attempt to debunk some of the "negative propaganda" about Fred Hampton and the Black Panthers.
Thank you to the cast of @JATBMFilm , Shaka King & Ryan Coogler for inviting me to moderate a discussion about this beautiful, poignant film that you made. A truly timely and important piece of work! Watch the full conversation on YouTube:
"Judas and the Black Messiah," now streaming, is an attempt to "correct the historical record," says director Shaka King. "The [Black] Panthers were largely motivated by love — love of each other, love of their community, love of their people."
Director Shaka King's new film "Judas and the Black Messiah" focuses on assassinated Black Panthers leader Fred Hampton and the FBI informant who betrayed him, William O’Neal. King says the idea was "to make 'The Departed' inside the world of COINTELPRO."
Shaka King, director of the highly anticipated Fred Hampton biopic "Judas and the Black Messiah," says the film started as an effort "to make 'The Departed' inside the world of COINTELPRO." The film premiered at Sundance and starts streaming on Feb. 12.
"We have this idea to make 'The Departed' inside the world of COINTELPRO." shaka king'>Director Shaka King talks about making "Judas and the Black Messiah," a new biopic of Black Panthers leader Fred Hampton that premieres today at Sundance.