Danny Glover will serve ashonourary chair of the third International Black Panther Film Festival, whichruns in Harlem, New York City, from Jul 31-Aug 4.
Screenings at the biannualevent are scheduled to include Raoul Peck's acclaimed Congolese true-lifedrama Lumumba, Cuban directorGloria Rolando's Eyes Of The Rainbow and Robert Mugge's concert film on Gil Scott-Heron, Black Wax.
Other films in the line-upare St Clair Bourne's African history documentary, John Henrik Clarke:A Great and Mighty Walk, and SamGreen and Bill Siegel's documentary The Weather Underground, which chronicles the 1960s activism group.
The festival offersnarrative features, documentaries, shorts, panels and workshops and was set upto provide a cultural and political forum for young Blacks and Latinos.
Glover's involvementcaps a career of activism that began as a student at San Francisco StateCollege in the 1960s.
He has credited the BlackPanthers, Black Student Union and the Black Arts Movement with shaping hisearly acting career.