Tragically, he was assassinated on December 4th, 1969 by a tactical unit of the Chicago Police Department. This biographical film sheds light on the life of Hampton, his involvement with the Black Panthers, and William O’Neil’s infiltration in the party. It brilliantly presents a great revolutionist who spoke for the unheard black community and someone who managed to bring together groups with different ideologies in order to spread peace and unity. The film explores racial equality, radical politics and anti-capitalism. It’s also suggested for ages 16 and above for coarse language and violence.
As tension rises between the Black Panther Party and the FBI, William O’Neil is recruited to infiltrate and gather information on Fred Hampton while posing as a member. The title itself represents the two main characters. William O'Neal is seen as the traitor or ‘Judas’ while Hampton is depicted as the ‘Black Messiah’ or Jesus Christ. It has already been nominated for 5 Academy Awards, one of them for best picture.