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Geekscape 251: Jamal Joseph

Geekscape 251: Jamal Joseph

This conversation is one of the best I've ever had on Geekscape. Jamal Joseph is an Oscar nominated writer who grew up in the New York Panther Party and at the age of 16 was arrested as the youngest member of The Panther 21. While in jail off and on over the course of the next 15 years, Jamal developed his writing and is now a published poet, playwright and screenwriter. He was also one of my teachers at film school. Jamal and I talk about his new biography "Panther Baby", the transformative power of art, his lifelong friendship with Tupac Shakur and his career in film. We also talk about his son… now a director and bonafide geek with a zombie web series! Definitely not a Geekscape you want to miss!