BIFF 2017: 26. september - 4. oktober
International documentary

1971

ORIGINAL TITLE:
1971
USA / 2014 / 1 t. 19 min.
LANGUAGE:
Engelsk
UNDERTEKSTER:
Uten
CAST:
Rich Graff, Dennis Brito, Bill Davidon, Keith Forsyth, John Isgro
DIRECTOR:
Johanna Hamilton
WRITER:
Johanna Hamilton, Gabriel Rhodes
CINEMATOGRAPHER:
Andreas Burgess, Kirsten Johnson
PRODUCER:
Johanna Hamilton, Katy Chevigny, Marilyn Ness
Who watches the watchmen?

On March 8, 1971 eight ordinary citizens broke into an FBI office in Media, Pennsylvania. There they took hundreds of secret files and classified documents which they later shared with the public. The most significant revelation was an illegal surveillance program overseen by FBI director J. Edgar Hoover, known as the Counter Intelligence Program. FBI never solved the mystery of the break-in, nor did they discover the identities of the trespassers. Now for the first time, the members of the Citizens' Commission to Investigate the FBI have decided to come forward and speak out about their actions.

 

Johanna Hamilton

Johanna Hamilton (UK) 1971 is her debut as a feature documentary director

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