The Black Panther documentary premieres at Cannes Film Festival

The Black Panthers documentary Black Panther: The Movie premieres this summer at Cannes.

The documentary, directed by Ryan Coogler, follows the rise of the Black Panther movement, from its founding in 1964 in Chicago, to its devastating defeat at the hands of the US government in 1966, and to the recent resurgence of the group in South Africa.

The film stars Robert De Niro, Josh Hutcherson, Dafne Keen, Emeli Sandé, Amandla Stenberg and Josh Brolin.

The film also stars Dafna Bennett, the mother of the young African American man who was killed by the Panthers, and stars Samuel L. Jackson.

The Black Panther Party is the only black political organization in the United States, with the Black Panthers’ founding member, Malcolm X, having been assassinated in 1965 by the FBI.