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“The Camden 28,” Human Rights Watch Traveling Film Festival
November 14, 2006 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm EST
How far would you go to stop a war? Anthony Giacchino’s film The Camden 28, tells what happened on August 22, 1971, when twenty-eight men and women in Camden, New Jersey, carried out a powerful act of civil disobedience against United States involvement in the Vietnam War. The group was part of a nonviolent antiwar movement popularly known as the “Catholic Left.” The documentary tells of the activists’ covert preparations, government intrigue, a government raid and arrest of the protesters, and an ensuing legal battle which the late Supreme Court Justice William Brennan called “one of the great trials of the twentieth century.” Thirty-five years later, key participants openly discuss their motives, their fears, and the tremendous personal costs of their actions. It is a story of resistance, friendship, and betrayal played out against the backdrop of one of the most turbulent periods in recent American history. Presented with the Department of the Arts at RPI and Women Against the War. Part of the Human Rights Watch Traveling Festival which will have screenings on November 14th, 15th, and 16th, 2006.
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