Archive for 2009


Many websites (Angry Asian Man, Geologic of the Blue Scholars, FOBBDeep, and Chasing Chan), magazines (Hyphen and Colorlines), and radio shows have been covering the film and raising awareness of the upcoming premiere. In addition to radio interviews we’ve recorded with two shows from KPFA’s La Onda Network, we recently sat down with Karl Jagbandhansingh […]

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Richard on the Third World Liberation Front Strike at UC Berkeley: [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TMDlXzRQhVg&hl=en&fs=1&] Diane Fujino on Richard’s political transformation: [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G5K0cEiRLgw&hl=en&fs=1&] Kathleen Cleaver on Richard and the formation of the Black Panther Party: [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SlldzfnrLd4&hl=en&fs=1&] Bryant Fong on Richard’s influence on Asian students: [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k7NSZY8h_Sk&hl=en&fs=1&]

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The original trailer for AOKI: [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mOB-mzSnK-k&rel=0&color1=0xb1b1b1&color2=0xcfcfcf&feature=player_profilepage&fs=1]

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Come join us for the world premiere of AOKI on November 12, 2009 at 8:00 pm. A 30 minute Q&A with the filmmakers will follow the film. Online pre-sale tickets can be purchased for $8.50 (general admission) or $7 (students) at https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/87178. A small service fee will be added by Brown Paper Tickets. Tickets can […]

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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 Richard and exclusive interviews with his comrades, friends, and former students. Viewers […]

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