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  • When we began shooting the trial of the Chicago Seven, each of us knew that we were in rare territory.

  • Way knew that this story we were telling was not only an important chapter of American history but also chillingly relevant to current events.

  • 51 years ago this month, the whole world watched as a group of men awaited the verdict off what we now know as the trial of the Chicago Seven.

  • They had come to the Democratic National Convention in Chicago to peacefully protest the Vietnam War, and they were attacked, beaten, arrested and tried for exercising their rights protected under the Constitution.

  • Their crime was speaking truth to power in a divided nation certainly rang bells for all of us, and its strikingly similar as 1968 in 2016 seemed at the time we made this film.

  • Those parallels had nothing on what the sum of 2020 would bring way are proud toe all of those men and women who stood in solidarity with their fellow citizens and refused to compromise their principles or relinquish their rights and raise our unified voices until we live up to the ideals of this country of Liberty and Justice for all.

  • And thank you to Tom Hayden.

  • To Rennie Davis.

  • To Abby Hoffman to Dave Dillinger, to John Fraulein to Lee Whiner to Bobby Seale and Jerry Rubin for standing up in the face of injustice.

  • They say history has a tendency to repeat itself unless we can learn from it by telling its most important stories.

  • The events of 1968 1969 1970 revealed injustices and inequalities that continue to this day and the challenges every generation to march and to raise their voices until America lives up to its founding ideals of liberty and justice for all.

  • And as peaceful protests around the world have shown, us people are willing to stand up and raise their voices to protect their fellow citizens and to rectify injustices and to heal divides.

  • Join us for global viewing event of our film trial of the Chicago Seven.

  • In honor of the real patriots who inspired a generation to take to the streets and uphold the foundations of our Constitution.

When we began shooting the trial of the Chicago Seven, each of us knew that we were in rare territory.

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The Trial of Chicago 7 - The Whole World Is Watching

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    林宜悉 posted on 2021/02/18
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