- History, Human Rights, Minorities, Politics, and Social Issues
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.
- Running time
- 82 and 90 minutes
- Marylou Tibaldo-Bongiorno ... Producer, Director
- Prod. Co.
- Bongiorno Productions Inc.
- United States
- Years of Production
- Newark, NJ
- Release year
- Full Frame and many more
- Multiple Festival Prizes and Awards from American Historical Association & Organization of American Historians
- 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"
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