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Revolution '67

Anatomy of a riot

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Revolution '67 Trailer for P.O.V.

Overview

Genre
History, Human Rights, Minorities, Politics, and Social Issues
Synopsis

Focuses on the factors that precipitated the Newark riots; the explosive urban rebellion which erupted in New Jersey, in July 1967 - a tragedy caused by similar factors that sparked “race riots” across America. These factors are still causing riots today in US cities like Ferguson, MO and Baltimore, MD. "Revolution ‘67" is a multi award-winning, illuminating account of events too often relegated to footnotes in U.S. history — the black urban rebellions of the 1960s. Focusing on the six-day Newark, N.J., outbreak in mid-July, the film reveals how the event began as spontaneous revolts against poverty and police brutality and ended as fateful milestones in America's struggles over race and economic justice. Voices from across the spectrum — activists Tom Hayden and Amiri Baraka, journalist Bob Herbert, former Newark Mayor Sharpe James, and other officials, National Guardsmen and Newark citizens — recall lessons as hard-earned then as they have been easy to neglect.

Stage
finished
Running time
82 and 90 minutes

Credits

Production Details

Prod. Co.
Bongiorno Productions Inc.
Country
United States
Years of Production
2003-2007
Locations
Newark, NJ

Distribution Details

Release year
2007
Festivals
Full Frame and many more
Awards
Multiple Festival Prizes and Awards from American Historical Association & Organization of American Historians
Distribution
California Newsreel
Broadcast (Prod.)
Co-production with the Independent Television Service (ITVS) and P.O.V./American Documentary Inc., in association with WSKG, with funding provided by The Corporation for Public Broadcasting
Broadcast (Acq.)
PBS's "P.O.V", STARZ, and PBS's "America Reframed"
Language
English

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