Black August: A Hip-Hop Benefit Concert, filmmaker dream hampton directs this documentary about the Malcolm X Grassroots Movement's annual fundraising concert for US political prisoners.

Featuring exclusive interviews with exiled activist Assata Shakur, former Black Panther Kathleen Cleaver, political prisoner Mutulu Shakur and others, Black August: A Hip-Hop Benefit Concert documents the movement behind the annual event that the nonprofit Malcolm X Grassroots Movement has produced, for more than a decade, to raise awareness about and support for political prisoners in the U.S.

Part concert film, Black August highlights performances in New York, Cuba and South Africa featuring Mos Def, dead prez, Talib Kweli, David Banner, Common, Erykah Badu and others.