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Kanopy Documentary: 1971 (2014, NR)

August 26 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Running Time: 1 Hour and 20 Minutes

Release Date: 2014

The FBI was unaccountable and untouchable until 1971, when a group of ordinary citizens uncovered its illegal domestic spying programs. On March 8, 1971, The Citizens’ Commission to Investigate the FBI, as they called themselves, broke into a small FBI office in Media, Pennsylvania, took every file, and shared them with the American public. These actions exposed COINTELPRO, the FBI’s illegal surveillance program that involved the intimidation of law-abiding Americans and helped lead to the country’s first Congressional investigation of U.S. intelligence agencies. Never caught, forty-three years later, these everyday Americans – parents, teachers and citizens – publicly reveal themselves for the first time and share their story in this documentary

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Date:
August 26
Time:
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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Venue

Old Bridge Public Library
One Old Bridge Plaza
Old Bridge, 08857
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Website:
http://www.oldbridgelibrary.org/