Speech and protest

United States, 1967

Film
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Queries the limits to freedom of speech and assembly in America in 1967. After introducing the First Amendment, three enacted sequences are presented: in the first, students in a classroom argue about the government’s foreign policies; in the second, the teacher forcefully leads the discussion, raising the question of academic freedom and the wishes of parents; the third sequence deals with an anti-war demonstration in which a threatening crowd forms, which questions the duty of the police. The film presents conflicting opinions and controversial scenes. It’s purpose: to let you find out what you think. Footage includes demonstrations for civil rights, women’s rights, African-American protest, KKK meetings.

Credits

production company

Churchill Films

Language

English

Duration

00:21:30:00

Colour

Colour

ACMI Identifier

28802

Subject categories

Armed Forces, Military, War & Weapons → Demonstrations

Crime, Espionage, Justice, Police & Prisons → Police discretion

Documentary

Documentary → Documentary films - United States

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Communism

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Democracy

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Demonstrations

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Forums (Discussion and debate)

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Freedom of association

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Freedom of speech

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → United States - Constitution - Amendments - 1st-10th

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → United States - Foreign relations

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → United States - Politics and government

Education, Instruction, Teaching & Schools → Forums (Discussion and debate)

Educational & Instructional

Educational & Instructional → Instructional

History → Demonstrations

History → United States - Constitution - Amendments - 1st-10th

Short films

Short films → Short films - United States

Sound/audio

Sound

Holdings

16mm film; Access Print (Section 1)

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