In October, 1967, 100,000 people marched on Washington to demand an end to the Vietnam War. Marvin Fishman and Masanori Oe with help from Jonathan Chernoble documented the event and later gave the film to the newly formed Newsreel. This film depicts the peaceful march that ended in the occupation of the Pentagon grounds. Cameras were there in the midst of the fixed bayonets and billy clubs as the military turned on the demonstrators in this historic mobilization.
Third World Newsreel’s historical Newsreel collection provides contemporary audiences with a vast archive of political documentary films chronicling the social movements of the late 1960s and early 1970s.
• At Home and Abroad Film Series, Harvard Film Archive