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May 13, 2013

Film: 'Eyes On The Rainbow: A Documentary With Assata Shakur'

The 1997 documentary, The Eyes on the Rainbow is a 47 minute film highlighting the embattled life of black activist Assata Shakur. The film visits Assata in Cuba, where she relays the details of the life she’s come to know as a political refugee, within an Afro-Cuban context. 

Brief background about Assata Shakur: Born Deborah Ann Byron (married name Chesimard), Shakur is a Black-American activist and was an active member of the NYC chapter of the Black Panther Party and Black Liberation Army. Assata and other BLA members were being surveilled by COINTELPRO--(which was par for the course for black civil rights groups and activists, including Martin Luther King and the black feminist groups, during the 50’s and 70’s).