The Invaders (2015)


The Invaders is a feature-length, documentary film, which tells the story of a group of young black militants in late 1960's Memphis, Tennessee. Founded by two college students and a Vietnam veteran, The Invaders played an integral role in the Memphis Sanitation Strike and in the negotiations with Martin Luther King Jr. minutes before his assassination. The Invaders touches on themes of race, privacy and economic justice through the use of historic footage, still photography and interviews with the founders of The Invaders. The film offers a unique perspective on the Sanitation Strike by emphasizing the role of resident youth in the movement, as well as focusing on the function of poverty and economic disparity in Civil Rights era Memphis. The film score includes several rare audio recordings from inner city studios from 1960's Memphis, in addition to original tracks composed for the film by Jack Oblivian and King Khan. The Invaders' story has been overlooked by history, yet they played a vital role in the advancement of Civil Rights. Historically persecuted, their group efforts to seek positive change in their community amongst the violence and chaos of the late 1960's have never been validated - UNTIL NOW.
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