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Police Power and Freedom of Assembly: The Gregory March

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Film Identifier: F.2005-03-0030
Run Time
0h 8m 20s
Format
16mm
Color
B&W
Sound
Optical
Date Produced
1968
Abstract
Documents the protests on Thursday, August 29th at the 1968 Democratic National Convention. Comedian/activist Dick Gregory is arrested as he attempts to lead a march to break the police cordon around the Chicago Loop. This film is incorporated into the Film Group’s feature “American Revolution II”.
Description
This film is part of a seven part module or educational film series ("The Urban Crisis and the New Militants") produced by The Film Group that, "teach by raising questions rather than by attempting to answer them." The modules tell their story through editing rather than voice-over narration and show "real events, with real people acting spontaneously," as the Group explained to an educational film distributor.
Preservation Sponsor
National Film Preservation Foundation
Distributors
NewenhouseNovo
Main Credits
Film Group (Firm: Chicago, Ill.) (is production company)
Actors, Performers and Participants
Gregory, Dick (is participant)
Form
Short
Related Place
Chicago (production location of)