May Day on the Green is an archival documentary about a peaceful protest, referred to as the May Day Rally, in May of 1970. May Day featured 15,000 people in support of Black Panther Party members on trial for murder charges, over 7,000 armed forces, and a large media team ready to cover the violence expected to erupt. May Day on the Green as a film focuses on the protest, but more importantly, breaks down the backstory of the trial. The ultimate goal of May Day on the Green is to show how this story is a significant piece of history that is unknown to the average American.


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  • Sarah Wemy

    Drone Operator
  • Joshua Hernandez, Xiaolei Gong, Adam Lapalio

    Additional Camera
  • Sarah Wemy, Emmanuel Ado Poku

    Sound Recordists
  • Andrea Weiss / Babak Rassi

    Film Advisor
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  • Reginald Christophe

    Reginald Christophe is a black man from Bridgeport, Connecticut. At the age of 14, Reginald became aware of his passion for communication through media and never looked back. Reginald made a promise to himself and his family to never lose sight of his upbringing and the culture he represents daily. One can see this promise vividly through the art he creates.

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    TJ Ali Bowden

    TJ Ali is a rising filmmaker and TV/Digital Producer having produced linear pilot TV shows for networks BET Networks, NBC Entertainment, REVOLT TV and most recently VICE Media’s VICELAND network. TJ was awarded a fellowship in the International Radio and Television Society program in 2014, which catapulted his career in linear television. TJ is embarking on a new fiction storytelling journey. He lives in New York City and hails from the south side of Chicago.

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