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All Power to the People is a 1996 documentary by Lee Lew-Lee about American race relations and the 1960s Civil Rights Movement and covers slavery, civil-rights activists, assassinations and methods used to divide and destroy key figures. It moves beyond that era into covering Ronald Reagan-era events, privacy threats from new technologies, and the failure of the War on Drugs. It is composed primarily of archival footage and interviews. Interviewees include ex-Central Intelligence Agency officer Philip Agee, Life magazine journalist/filmmaker Gordon Parks, decorated FBI Special Agent M. Wesley Swearingen, and various 1960s political radicals such as Malcolm X and Martin Luther King. It covers both the virtues and faults of these civil rights leaders and activists.
Broadcast in 24 countries on 12 networks in the U.S., Canada, Europe, Asia & Australia between 1997-2000.
- Best Historical Documentary, National Black Programming Consortium (ITVS/PBS) 1998
- Black Filmworks Award, Black Filmmakers Hall of Fame 1998
- Best Director, 2nd pl, Gordon Parks Award (MTV/ IFP) 1998
- Critic's Award, Southern Film Festival 1999
- Paul Robeson Award for Excellence in Independent Filmmaking, The Newark Film Festival (Mobil Oil / Newark Museum) 1997
- Robert Townsend Tenacity Award, Roy W. Dean Awards, 1997
- Paul Robeson Grant Award, Paul Robeson Fund for Independent Media, 1997
- The Windy City International Documentary Festival (Columbia College, Chicaago), 1997
- The Grand Prize, Roy W. Dean Awards, 1995