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GETHSEMANE: BLACK JESUS 

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Fred Hampton was the chairman of the Black Panther Party in Chicago. Similar to the accounts of Jesus Christ, his efforts in helping his community and leading by example was seen as a threat to the authorities which led to his fatal death. Gethsemane: Black Jesus is a re-telling of the song from the iconic musical Jesus Christ Superstar through the lens of Chairman Hampton.

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Director: Saccha Dennis
Music and Lyrics: Andrew Lloyd Webber & Tim Rice
Music Adaption: Thomas Francis
Cinematograpy: Michael Maddeaux

Fred Hampton/Black Jesus: Kyle Brown
Soul Sister/MC: 
Jamaika Reid

GETHSEMANE: BLACK JESUS

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"This version of Gethsemane is certainly powerful"                                  -Tim Rice

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This project has been funded by the Indigenous Screen Office (ISO) as part of their Solidarity Fund Development Grant.