AOKI: A Documentary Film
Format: DVD; Personal Use Copy
Filmakers: Wang, Ben and Mike Cheng
Producer: TWF Films, Berkeley
AOKI is a documentary film chronicling the life of Richard Aoki (1938-2009), a third generation Japanese American who became one of the founding members of the Black Panther Party. Filmed over the last five years of Richard's life, this documentary features extensive footage with Richardand exclusive interviews with his comrades, friends and former students.
Viewers will learn about Richard's childhood in a WW2 JapaneseAmerican concentration camp, growing up in West Oakland, and serving eight years in the US military. The viewer will also learn about Richard Aoki's role in the formation of the Black Panther Party, Asian American Political Alliance and Third World Liberation Front Strike at UC Berkeley in the 1960s.
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