In 1968, major events took place in America that marked world history.
From the escalation of the war in Vietnam, the assassination of Martin Luther King, the assassination of Senator Robert F. Kennedy, the three-way presidential election, 1968 was a year of turmoil, violence, change and protest.
Our movie, appearing for the second time at H.A.N.A, is based on the famous trial of the same year of 7 civic and political activists whom the federal government tried to make an example of by suppressing popular revolt, convicting them for their ideas and attitudes. The Chicago protest began to oppose the Vietnam War on the occasion of the Democratic National Convention through which the Democrats would choose their candidate for President but where other important issues such as the continuation of the American military involvement in the Vietnam War, the reduction of voting age to 18 from 21 for young soldiers as well as the involvement of youth and minorities in politics.
The protest before the Convention was led by the defendants of the trial; Tom Hayden, Abbie Hoffman and Jerry Rubin, icons of activism in America.
The movie is characterized by an array of emotions but also overlapping events, such as the trial case of Bobby Seale, activist of the Civil Rights Movement and co-founder of the Black Panther Party.
After the movie, a discussion will follow about such emotions stirred up by the events witnessed! We are waiting for you to enliven together the afternoon of April 14 in Lezha!