Against All Enemies Continues Black Panther Narrative
Although this year's fictional Marvel Comics film, 'Black Panther,' took place in a nonexistent African country, it inspired advocacy groups across the US to tell the story of the real 'Black Panther' movement and those who were unrightfully jailed for standing up. In a Guardian article, Malkia Cyril, California activist and daughter of a Black Panther member speaks about this.
“We need people to understand that these are not simply criminals who committed some heinous crime being punished,” said Cyril. “These are black activists who are largely being punished for their activism.”
The much-needed continuation of context and storytelling of the Black Panther party and movement is happening with 'Against All Enemies' premiering at Cannes this month. 'Against All Enemies' is inspired by true events involving illegal FBI surveillance measures, 60's activism, and uncovering a Black Panther sympathiser stars Kristen Stewart, Jack O'Connell, and Anthony Mackie.
"Seberg, an American actress who spent half her life in France, was a darling of the French New Wave. Because of her political and romantic involvement with civil rights activist Hakim Jamal (Mackie), she was also a target of the FBI’s attempts to disrupt, discredit and expose the Black Power movement. O’Connell plays the ambitious young FBI agent assigned to surveil her, only to find their fates dangerously interwoven." -
The film is produced by 'La La Land's' Fred Berger, Brian Kavanaugh-Jones of Automatik, Kate Garwood, Stephen Hopkins and Andrew Levitas of Metalwork Pictures. Memento Films International is handling international sales. UTA and Endeavor Content are repping North America.
With extremely strong casting and the backing of a legacy-building production and sales team, it's good to see this story receiving more support in this age of confrontational truth-telling. 'Against All Enemies' promises to be a critical analysis of questionable measures taken by the government to control a population and push ill-fitting ideals of what defines a criminal.