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Berkeley in the Sixties (1990)

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


Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 4 wins & 2 nominations. See more awards »



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Credited cast:
Jentri Anders ...
Herself (archive footage)
Frank Bardacke ...
Himself (archive footage)
John De Bonis ...
Himself (archive footage)
Hardy Frye ...
John Gage ...
Himself (archive footage)
Todd Gitlin ...
Themselves (archive footage) (as The Grateful Dead)
Susan Griffin ...
Herself / Narrator
David Hilliard ...
Himself (archive footage)
Clark Kerr ...
Himself (archive footage) (as Dr. Clark Kerr)


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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The untold story of students in the 60s




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4 March 1991 (Australia)  »

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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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Neat peek into the troubled 60's
8 February 2004 | by (Huntington, NY) – See all my reviews

The recent anti-Bush/war demonstrations sparks deja-vu in anybody over forty, anybody who can clearly remember the similar Vietnam era anti-war demonstrations three decades ago. Mark Kitchell's documentary, BERKELEY IN THE SIXTIES, vividly brings the 1960's sit-in's, marches and riots home. There's plenty of archival footage of student demonstrations on California's Berkeley campus, footage so clear, it seem they were lensed only an hour ago. We begin with Berkeley students protesting the HUAC witch-hunts, battling with fire-hose wielding police in 1960, years before marches and sit-ins became commonplace.

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