The Resource 1971 - The Citizens' Commission to Investigate the FBI, (evideo)

1971 - The Citizens' Commission to Investigate the FBI, (evideo)

Label
1971 - The Citizens' Commission to Investigate the FBI
Title
1971 - The Citizens' Commission to Investigate the FBI
Contributor
Distributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
On March 8, 1971, a group of citizens broke into an FBI office in Media, PA, took every file, and shared them with the public. Their actions exposed the FBI's illegal surveillance program of law-abiding Americans. Now, these previously anonymous Americans publicly share their story for the first time.. The FBI, established in 1908, was for 60 years held unaccountable and untouchable until 1971, when The Citizens' Commission to Investigate the FBI, as they called themselves, sent the stolen files to journalists at the Washington Post, which published them and shed light on the FBIÔÇṣ widespread abuse of power. These actions exposed COINTELPRO, the FBI's illegal surveillance program that involved the intimidation of law-abiding Americans, and helped lead to the country's first congressional investigation of U.S. intelligence agencies.. The activist-burglars then disappeared into anonymity for forty years. Until now. Never caught, these previously anonymous Americans; parents, teachers and citizens publicly reveal themselves for the first time and share their story in the documentary 1971. Using a mix of dramatic re-enactments and candid interviews with all involved, the film vividly brings to life one of the more important, yet relatively unexplored, chapters in modern American history.. ÔÇ£'1971' unpacks a crucial but little known episode in modern political and journalistic history. The story, including its cat-and-mouse aftermath, adds the intricate excitement of a thriller to righteous historical outrage.ÔÇ_- The New Yorker
Cataloging source
VDU
Characteristic
videorecording
Date time place
Originally produced by First Run Features in 2015
Language note
In English
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Kanopy
  • First Run Features (Firm)
  • Kanopy (Firm)
Runtime
80
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Human rights
  • Political science
Technique
live action
Label
1971 - The Citizens' Commission to Investigate the FBI, (evideo)
Link
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • In Process Record
  • Title from title frames
  • Film
Antecedent source
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
carrier
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (streaming video file) (81 minutes):
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Medium for sound
other
Other physical details
digital, .flv file, sound
Publisher number
1184581
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
sound
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
  • remote
  • other
System control number
  • kan1184581
  • (OCoLC)956903503
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web
Video recording format
other
Label
1971 - The Citizens' Commission to Investigate the FBI, (evideo)
Link
Publication
Note
  • In Process Record
  • Title from title frames
  • Film
Antecedent source
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
carrier
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (streaming video file) (81 minutes):
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Medium for sound
other
Other physical details
digital, .flv file, sound
Publisher number
1184581
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
sound
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
  • remote
  • other
System control number
  • kan1184581
  • (OCoLC)956903503
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web
Video recording format
other

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