The Weather Underground

The Weather Underground

Director: Sam Green, Bill Siegel Cast: Bernardine Dohrn, Mark Rudd

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Overview

Sam Green and Bill Siegel's documentary about a radical group whose stated goal was the violent overthrow of the U.S. government details a valuable chapter in the history of the '60s protest movement and leftism in America. The Weathermen were a faction of Students for a Democratic Society (SDS), one of the driving forces behind the period's mass protests against social injustice and the Vietnam War. Frustrated by SDS's adherence to non-violent dissent, the Weathermen broke off and adopted a more combative approach. As the student protests ebbed in the 1970s, the group went underground and shifted tactics, embarking on a terrorist campaign against the U.S. government. For years, the Weather Underground evaded the authorities' grasp, even as it pulled off high-profile bombings against government targets. Their momentum petered out in the 1980s, as one by one the organization's members surrendered after years on the run. The Weather Underground uses extensive archival footage and revealing interviews with the surviving members to trace the group's evolution and place their actions in the context of the period's tumultuous events. ~ Elbert Ventura

Product Details

Release Date: 08/24/2016
UPC: 0889290934581
Original Release: 2003
Source: Cinedigm Mod
Time: 1:31:00
Sales rank: 12,315

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Bernardine Dohrn Participant
Mark Rudd Participant
Brian Flanagan Participant
David Gilbert Participant
Bill Ayers Participant
Naomi Jaffe Participant
Todd Gitlin Participant
Laura Whitehorn Participant
Don Strickland Participant
Kathleen Cleaver Participant
Lili Taylor Narrator
Pamela Z. Narrator

Technical Credits
Sam Green Director,Editor,Producer
Bill Siegel Director,Producer
Andrew Black Cinematographer
Dave Cerf Score Composer
Amy Domingues Score Composer
Christian Ettinger Executive Producer
Mary Harron Executive Producer
Dawn Logsdon Editor
Carrie Lozano Producer
Sue Ellen McCann Executive Producer
Federico Salsano Cinematographer
Marc Smolowitz Producer
David Westby Sound/Sound Designer

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The Weather Underground 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I highly recommend this documentary, even if you don't like documentaries. A very elegent and tastefully documented tale of a brutal time in U.S. history when citizens began to revolt against 'Big-Brother' controlling and killing many innocent lives at home and abroad. Shows true compassion and remorse for those warriors in the 60's and 70's who first began to stand up and fight back for the working middle-class being sacraficed in Vietnam. A very wonderful film!!