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Aro Favourite Weather Underground, The

 

USA 2002, 92 minutes
Dir. Sam Green, Bill Siegel
Rating: [Exempt]
Genres: Documentary / Hostages & Terrorism, History

Topics: Period 1960s, Period 1970s, Politics.

 

Aroview: A stimulating, incisive look back at the angry workings of "The Weathermen", a radical splinter faction of the protest movement who were responsible for dozens of state-targeted bombings in the early 1970s.

A unique history lesson that contrasts the mindsets of those involved in the radicalism of the time with a maturer perspective reflected in hindsight, this has an uncanny relevance in the post-9/11 era that alarmingly cautions how idealism can easily devolve into terrorism.

NZ International Film Festival 2003

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DVD Features

Includes original Weathermen audio communiques and an edifying bonus film portrait of imprisoned former-Weatherman David Gilbert, "A Lifetime of Struggle".
R0 NTSC DVD includes commentaries from the filmmakers and from former Weathermen Bernardine Dohrn and Bill Ayers.

  • audio commentary
  • extra stuff
  • aspect ratio: 4:3
 

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