The Black August Film Festival will be held August 12-13, 2022, at Boston Court. The festival will welcome films about social issues around the world. The festival already has an alliance with the San Francisco Black Film Festival to cross advertise. Black August is an annual commemoration and prison-based holiday to remember Black freedom fights and political prisoners and to highlight Black resistance against racial oppression. It takes place during the entire calendar month of August. Black August was initiated by the Black Guerilla Family in San Quentin State Prison in 1979 when a group of incarcerated people came together to commemorate the deaths of brothers Jonathan P. Jackson (d. August 7, 1970) and George Jackson (d. August 21, 1971) at San Quentin State Prison. All films must be based on the Black or a social consciousness experience throughout the world.
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