Source: Los Angeles Times
How does protest go from talk to action, from peaceful to violent, from local story to nationwide issue?
In the case of the student antiwar movement of the 1960s, aimed at ending America’s military engagement in Vietnam, the reflective narrative offered by the 1979 documentary “The War at Home” — about the charged, escalating battleground that was the University of Wisconsin campus in Madison — is an invaluable one.
Never more so than today, when our political climate resembles a gathering storm of outrage, confusion, and scattered reaction.
Given a 4K restoration, Glenn Silber and Barry Alexander Brown’s Academy Award-nominated nonfiction classic offers a timeline of flowering activism as remembered by organizers, participants, eyewitnesses, campus authorities, and veterans.
It’s punctuated by riveting archival footage, as calmer news coverage of hearings and strikes in the early 1960s gave way to bloody confrontations between police and protesters, ending with the 1973 Paris Peace Accords.
Read the story at the Los Angeles Times.
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