Never let anyone think they own you...
of inmate activist George Lester Jackson's
(CSI's Gary Dourdan), who's short life became a flashpoint
for revolution, igniting the bloodiest riot in San Quentin's
history. In a story ripped from history's headlines,
Black August traces Jackson's spiritual journey and violent
fate, from being sent up on a one-year-to-life sentence for
robbing a gas station of $71, to galvanizing the Black
Guerrilla Family with his incendiary book of letters, Soledad
Brother, to the fierce August day when his younger brother
Jonathan shocked the world by taking a California courtroom
hostage to protest Jackson's upcoming trial.
Original Aspect Ratio - 1.85
Standard [4:3 Transfer]
Dolby Surround 5.1 - English
Subtitles: English, French and Portugese.