1971
Showings
Bloor Hot Docs CinemaFri, Mar 6, 2015 6:30 PM Not Available
 
Bloor Hot Docs CinemaSat, Mar 7, 2015 3:30 PM Not Available
 
Bloor Hot Docs CinemaSat, Mar 7, 2015 8:45 PM Not Available
 
Bloor Hot Docs CinemaSun, Mar 8, 2015 1:00 PM Not Available
 
Bloor Hot Docs CinemaSun, Mar 8, 2015 6:30 PM Not Available
 
Bloor Hot Docs CinemaMon, Mar 9, 2015 6:30 PM Not Available
 
Bloor Hot Docs CinemaTue, Mar 10, 2015 4:00 PM Not Available
 
Bloor Hot Docs CinemaTue, Mar 10, 2015 8:45 PM Not Available
 
Bloor Hot Docs CinemaWed, Mar 11, 2015 4:00 PM Not Available
 
Bloor Hot Docs CinemaWed, Mar 11, 2015 6:30 PM Not Available
 
Film Info
Run Time:79 minutes
Director(s):Johanna Hamilton
Country:USA
Released:2014
Rating:PG
Distributed by:Blue Ice Docs Inc.
Description

Decades before WikiLeaks and Edward Snowden, there was The Citizens' Commission to Investigate the FBI. In 1971, eight ordinary citizens covertly entered a small FBI field office in Media, Pennsylvania, stole over 1000 classified documents and leaked them to the public. What they uncovered shocked the world—illegal surveillance programs and intimidation campaigns targeting law-abiding Americans—and initiated a Congressional investigation of the previously unaccountable and untouchable FBI. Despite a nationwide manhunt, the culprits were never found and never came forward…until now. Forty-four years after the theft, the members of The Citizens’ Commission reveal their identities in this thrilling story of civil disobedience, privacy and democracy that begs the question, ‘who watches the watchmen?’

Director Johanna Hamilton will participate in a Skype Q&A on March 8, at 6:30 p.m.

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Additional Information

Winner—Spotlight Award, Cinema Eye 2015

Official Selection, Tribeca Film Festival 2014