“DOPE IS DEATH” FILM & DISCUSSION
What does this film have to do with freeing Mutulu Shakur?
About the film: Amidst the 1970s heroin epidemic in NYC, the Young Lords and Black Panthers fought for radical change. Through the leadership of Dr. Mutulu Shakur—Tupac Shakur’s stepfather—these revolutionaries created the first acupuncture detox program in the U.S.
“Dope Is Death” talks about this revolutionary healthcare and detox movement and the situation leading to Mutulu’s arrest and long-time incarceration.
Dr. Mutulu Shakur is a movement elder and world-renowned innovator and teacher in the use of acupuncture for detoxification and trauma. The U.S. has kept Mutulu unjustly in prison for 36 YEARS. He is now deathly ill with stage four cancer, and has been told by prison doctors that has less than 6 months to live.