Jamal Joseph discusses his role as a former member of the Black Panther Party. Joseph is now a successful screenwriter and Columbia University Film School professor. He also works with inner-city youths, helping them find an artistic voice for their anger and a constructive channel in social activism.
Monique Curnen is is an actor and producer. Her acting credits include roles in the highly acclaimed film MARIA FULL OF GRACE (Joshua Marston - Audience Award, 2004 Sundance Film Festival), ANGEL (Jim McKay), KATE & LEOPOLD(James Mangold). She has just completed work on the 2006 releases LADY IN THE WATER (M. Night Shyamalan), BERNARD AND DORIS (Bob Balaban) and HALF NELSON (Ryan Fleck) which was a crtics favorite at the 2006 Sundance Film Festival.
This important new 30-minute documentary film by Tania Cuevas-Martinez and Lubna Khalid focuses on the current issues of racial profiling and hate crimes on the rise in the United States since September 11. "Haters," journeys through key historical periods and contains personal accounts from victims as well as interviews with prominent activists and theorists. Featuring spoken word by Suheir Hammad (currently performing in "Def Poetry Jam," the hot new cutting edge presentation of performance poetry on Broadway.)