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Freeing Silvia Baraldini (2009)

Documents the life of former, U.S. political prisoner Silvia Baraldini who after 15 years as an activist in the United States was arrested by the FBI in 1982 and sentenced to 43 years in prison.

Writer:

Margo Pelletier (creator)

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Cast

Credited cast:
Melissa Jackson ... Silvia Baraldini
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Silvia Baraldini Silvia Baraldini ... Herself
Noam Chomsky ... Himself
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Storyline

On November 9th in 1982, Silvia Baraldini was jumped by eight members of the FBI terrorist task force and brought into custody during a sweep of the radical left. Silvia was a leader of the May 19th Communist Organization, a key element in an alliance of revolutionaries, Black, White and Puerto Rican, who worked relentlessly to expose repressive policies of the U.S. government. In 1983, using an array of tactics, the government put an end to the alliance. Silvia was convicted of helping to free Black Panther, Assata Shakur from prison and received a 43-year sentence. After seventeen years in U.S. prisons, in 1999, following a ten-year campaign culminating in one million Italian signatures, Silvia won the right to serve out the remainder of her sentence in her homeland, Italy and was transferred to Rebbibia prison in Rome. Silvia's story exemplifies the enduring human spirit within the resistance movements as well as the repressive measures waged against them by the United States ... Written by Anonymous

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One country's terrorist is another country's revolutionary

Genres:

Documentary

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English | Italian

Release Date:

June 2009 (USA) See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$266,000 (estimated)
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Thin Edge Films See more »
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Color:

Black and White (archive footage)| Color (NTSC Color)

Aspect Ratio:

4 x 3
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