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Berkeley in the Sixties (1990)

Not Rated | | Documentary | 4 March 1991 (Australia)
A documentary about militant student political activity in the University of California-Berkely in the 1960's.

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The 1960's alumni of the Berkeley campus tell their stories about how the quiet school became the site of massive political activism on the part of students fighting for their right of political expression on campus and then against the Vietnam War. Written by Kenneth Chisholm <kchishol@execulink.com>

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Berkeley in the Sixties - Die Geburt der 68er Bewegung  »

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John Searle: "... worst yet, we attracted to Berkeley, the worst collection of kooks and nuts you've ever seen in your life. Everybody saw this on television, and they had a completely distorted conception of it. They thought, 'what you do is you go to Berkeley, and you riot and you just have a great time; its one big political, sexual, drug feast.'" TC:38.52
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Features People's Park (1969) See more »

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Discussion of turbulent issues on the country's most turbulent campus
5 January 2003 | by (Chicago) – See all my reviews

This film provides an interesting look at the major issues of the 60s on one of the most liberal campuses in the country. Similar to the War at Home (based on the anti- war protests in Madison), the film interviews leaders of the different political movements to get their perspective of what was happening at the time. Good variety of people, if not ideologies. Especially enjoyed the ending that was a "where are they now" update. Glad to see that a number of them didn't stick their beliefs in their back pocket and become part of the "Hippie Beemer" set after they finished college.


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