Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Upcoming New Orleans and Baton Rouge film screenings of HARD TIME, about Robert King and the Angola 3, April 17-19

Hard Time - promo from Shebafilms Kelly Saxberg on Vimeo.

Watch and listen to Canadian media coverage from the film's premiere there in February:  CBC Radio  II  Thunder Bay News Watch, TV coverage and written article.

Dr. Ronald Harpelle’s new documentary film entitled "Hard Time," will premiere in Louisiana next week:

--Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge on April 17th (E130 Howe Russell Hall at 7pm)

--The Craige Community Center in Old Algiers, New Orleans on April 18th (1800 Newton Street from 6pm to 9pm),

--The Angola 3 Coalition office in New Orleans on April 19th (2900 Grand Route St. John at 9pm, as part of a 41 hour vigil).
Hard Time is a film about Robert Hillary King, the only one of the Angola 3 to have been released. King was a political prisoner who spent 29 years in solitary confinement in the infamous Louisiana State Penitentiary at Angola. The film focuses on racism and human rights in the U.S. penal system, and draws attention to the plight of Herman Wallace and Albert Woodfox, the other members of the Angola 3, who have been held in solitary confinement for more than 40 years. Together they formed a prison chapter of the Black Panther Party to fight for better conditions, security for inmates and justice behind bars.