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The Weather Underground

The Weather Underground
1:32:00 | 2003

Categories: Documentary, Biography, Politics, History

In 1970, 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 underground later in the decade, bombing targets across the country that they felt symbolized the real violence that the 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. This Oscar-nominated documentary interweaves extensive archival material with modern-day interviews to explore the group's incredible story. 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 striking connections to today's political turmoil.


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