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Shaka King and Akua Njeri on the Making of and History Behind ‘Judas and the Black Messiah’

Bakari also talks to Shaka and Akua about Njeri’s role in advising on the film and why Ryan Coogler was essential to making this movie

2021 Sundance Film Festival - Cinema Cafe: Ahmir “Questlove” Thompson And Shaka King Photo by 2021 Sundance Film Festival/Sundance Film Festival via Getty Images


Bakari is joined by Shaka King, the director of Judas and the Black Messiah, and Akua Njeri, the fiancée of Fred Hampton (portrayed by Dominique Fishback in the movie), to talk about the challenges of getting this movie made (2:12), Njeri’s role in advising the film (20:57), and why Ryan Coogler was essential to making this movie (26:29).

Host: Bakari Sellers
Guests: Shaka King and Akua Njeri

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