Wed, Aug 22, 2012 11:05 AM EDT
Tags:  FBI, Richard Aoki

In 2009 Mike Cheng and Ben Wang released "[Aoki](http://www.aokifilm.com/)", a documentary film that chronicled Richard Aoki's rise to political prominence in the Black Panther Party for Self Defense. In response to a [new report from the Center for Investigative Reporting's Seth Rosenfeld](http://cironline.org/reports/man-who-armed-black-panthers-was-fbi-inform...) this week offering evidence that Aoki may have worked as an FBI informant, the two filmmakers have released a sharp statement criticizing the allegations. Writing that Rosenfeld is "armed with no evidence," the filmmakers claim the following: