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Summer '68 (Newsreel #505)
Producer: Newsreel
1969
BW
60 minutes
US
English
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Summer '68 (Newsreel #505)

This documentary provides an in-depth examination of protest activities surrounding the Democratic National Convention in Chicago. It documents draft resistance, the growth of G.I. coffee houses, the development of alternative media and the early days of Newsreel itself. It is particularly useful in its exploration of the problems the movement faced in using mainstream media to broadcast its message. It is also a document of the philosophies, tactics, and problems of the student movement in the crucial year of 1968. It is most useful when background information can also be provided.
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.
Reviews
"Focusing specifically on the growth of the radical movement in the U.S., the film presents their struggles to find a proper medium for their activist message." - Harvard Film Archive
"A timely film that has ultimately become a timeless one." - Bill Nichols, Film Critic
Screenings
• At Home and Abroad Film Series, Harvard Film Archive
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