Underground (15*)

Part of: Collective Visions season

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A powerful documentary uncovering  the Weather Underground, the left-wing radical group determined to overthrow the US government in the 60s and 70s.

Made by one of the most important political filmmakers in the US during the cold war, this documentary uncovers the Weather Underground, the left-wing radical group determined to overthrow the US government in the 60s and 70s, who were once on the FBI’s most wanted list.  

Collectively filmed by Emile de Antonio, Mary Lampson and Haskell Wexler, the film is fascinating in its interviews with the fugitives, who in hiding express their political opinions all the while apprehensive about being filmed. The organisation’s personal accounts are intertwined with footage from anti-war and civil rights protests, creating a wide picture of the turbulent times in this formative documentary of dissent

US 1976 Emile de Antonio 87min

Barbican Cinema 2