Our List of 5 Must See Political Docs to Celebrate “Free Angela and All Political Prisoners”

1. Black Power Mixtape

Footage shot by a group of Swedish journalists documenting the Black Power Movement in the United States is edited together by a contemporary Swedish filmmaker. (imdb.com)

2. Brother Outsider: Life of Bayard Rustin 

This powerful documentary chronicles the life of openly gay civil rights activist Bayard Rustin, who, among many contributions to the cause, is best known for organizing the 1963 March on washing DC, involving hundreds of thousands of people. (netflix.com)

3. Client 9 

An in-depth look at the rise and fall of New York Governor Eliot Spitzer, including interviews with the scandalized, former politician. (imbd.com)

4. Bhutto

A riveting documentary of the recently assassinated Benazir Bhutto, a polarizing figure in the Muslim world. Following in her father’s footsteps as a pillar for democracy, Bhutto was expected to dominate Pakistan’s 2008 elections but the assassination sent Pakistan politics into turmoil. This major event sent shock waves throughout the world and transformed her from political messiah into a martyr for the common man. (imdb.com)

5. The Nine Lives of Marion Barry 

Many people remember Marion Barry as the philandering drug-addled mayor of the nation’s capital. He’s the poster boy for corruption, a pariah. Yet to others, Marion Barry is a folk hero who has dominated Washington D.C. city politics for over 40 years. Today, Barry is once again in the political limelight. Who is Marion Barry, really? A hero? A scoundrel? For the first time, Marion Barry: Not Down for the Count reveals the complete unforgettable story.

School, job applications, internship search, work…2012 was crazy. So crazy, that its been over a month (yikes) since we’ve posted.

But, going into 2013 and our second year, the Breaking.It.Down team is more dedicated than ever to connect with you, our followers, and to build the BID community. 

So here are our committments…

1. More Community: Breaking.It.Down is nothing without our community. So this year we aim to connect and communicate more with all of you, our amazing followers.

2. More Posts: There’s no lying…during Finals we slacked off. Not going to happen again.

3. More Conversations: 2012 was a year full of political and social events. Re-election of President Obama, Fisher vs. Texas, Hurricane Sandy…you name it. This year we pledge to encourage conversations that are relevant to us as black college students.

4. More Visuals: It only takes two minutes on Google to realize that there are few sites that highlight the style and lives of black college students. This year, we will be bring the content AND the images. 

5. More Support: Remember our “College Problems” posts? Remember “Student Spotlights” ? We’re bringing ‘em back! So get ready to hit us up with your questions, advice, problems, anything.