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Hello. I m going to read a declaration of a state of war...Within the next 14 days we will attack a symbol or institution of American injustice --Bernardine Dohrn
Thirty years ago, with these words, a group of young American radicals called The Weathermen announced their intention to overthrow the U.S. government. Fueled by outrage over the Vietnam War and racism in America, they went undergound during the 1970s, bombing targets across the country that they felt symbolized the real violence that the U.S. government and capitalist power were wreaking throughout the world. From pitched battles with police on Chicago s city streets, to bombing the U.S. Capitol building, to breaking acid-guru Timothy Leary out of prison, this carefully organized clandestine network attempted to incite a national revolution, while successfully evading one of the largest FBI manhunts in history.
One of the top documentaries of the year, this award-winning film interweaves extensive archival material with modern-day interviews to explore the incredible story of The Weather Underground. As former members reflect candidly about the idealistic passion that drove them to bring the war home, they paint a compelling portrait of troubled and revolutionary times, with unexpected and often striking connections to the current world situation.
Commentary From Former Weathermen Bernardine Dohrn and Bill Ayers; Filmmaker Commentary; Original Weathermen Audio Communiques; Bonus Film on Former Weatherman David Gilbert: A Lifetime of Struggle; Excerpt from Emile de Antonio film Underground; Filmmaker Biographies; Filmmaker Statement; Spanish Subtitles; Interactive Menus; Scene Selection
I found the film to be very interesting and accurate.
While the Weather Underground was made up a small group of very appealing subjective revolutionaries its political/moral strategy led to a dead end.
It actually made me sad because a lot of these people had good intentions but just did not get it together.
It is very easy to dismiss the Weathermen as domestic terrorists and leave it at that. The truth, however, as is often the case, is somewhat more complicated. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Hannibal Hartford Langhorne
Was there - that time/that place. Not in school at Berkley, but knew which way the wind blows. Didn't bomb anything - unfortunately. Did do anti-war marches. Read morePublished 10 months ago by Kandy Langford
"The Weather Underground" is a surprisingly non-sensationalist and non-judgemental documentary about the Weathermen or Weather Underground, a radical leftist group in the United... Read morePublished 14 months ago by Ashtar Command
Very surprised no one had ever done documentary on this group until now. The film does not at all glorify them, the directors simply told a story of why these American college... Read morePublished 14 months ago by Gold Apex
This is a funny film to review. To begin with, the protagonists are all 60s terrorists who are presented as sensitive seekers of truth, justice, and the American way. Read morePublished 16 months ago by Jim Wasserman
Became aware of the Weather Underground only recently (because of the movie "The Company You Keep"). This is a very informative documentary. Read morePublished 19 months ago by Sharla M. Saunders
This video does not play all the way through, so waste of money.
Gives good overview of the criminal activities of the Weather Underground.
I thought this film was rather insightful, regardless of your political opinion about the Left in America or the Weather Underground. Read morePublished on July 22, 2012 by Avid Reader