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FILM GUIDE ARCHIVE FEATURE DOCUMENTARY

1971

TFF 2014 Directed by Johanna Hamilton
FILM GUIDE ARCHIVE 1971 [TFF 2014]

Decades before the world ever knew the names Edward Snowden and Julian Assange, there was The Citizens' Commission to Investigate the FBI. During the height of the Vietnam War, eight citizens plotted to covertly enter their local FBI office in Media, Pennsylvania, with the objective of stealing potentially incriminating files and leaking them to the press. What they left with would unearth a highly classified civilian surveillance program and change the protocol of government surveillance in America forever.

With 1971, Director Johanna Hamilton skillfully splices together archival footage and confessions to reveal the methods and identity of the perpetrators for the first time. Created on the heels of the NSA scandal and WikiLeaks, this poignant exposé begs the question, who’s watching the watchmen?

-Holly Voges

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Decades before the world ever knew the names Edward Snowden and Julian Assange, there was The Citizens' Commission to Investigate the FBI. During the height of the Vietnam War, eight citizens plotted to covertly enter their local FBI office in Media, Pennsylvania, with the objective of stealing potentially incriminating files and leaking them to the press. What they left with would unearth a highly classified civilian surveillance program and change the protocol of government surveillance in America forever.

With 1971, Director Johanna Hamilton skillfully splices together archival footage and confessions to reveal the methods and identity of the perpetrators for the first time. Created on the heels of the NSA scandal and WikiLeaks, this poignant exposé begs the question, who’s watching the watchmen?

-Holly Voges

Film Information
Year: 2014
Length: 80 minutes
Language: English
Country: USA
Premiere: World
Cast & Credits
Director: Johanna Hamilton
Screenwriter: Johanna Hamilton, Gabriel Rhodes
Producer: Marilyn Ness, Katy Chevigny
Editor: Gabriel Rhodes
Associate Producer: Danielle Varga
Cinematographer: Andreas Burgess, Kirsten Johnson
Production Designer: Markus Kirschner
Executive Producer: Julie Goldman, Abigail E. Disney, Gini Reticker
Composer: Philip Sheppard
Co-Executive Producers: Laura Poitras, Lilly Hartley, Gabriela P. Hearst
Recreations Producer: Maureen Ryan
Animation & Motion Graphics: Dave Tecson
Contacts

Print Source
Marilyn Ness
Big Mouth Productions
New York, 10065
Phone: 646 456 8545
marilyn@bigmouthproductions.com

US Sales Contact
Josh Braun
Submarine Entertainment
New York, NY 10013
Phone: 212 625 1410
info@submarine.com

About the Director(s)
Most recently, Johanna Hamilton co-produced Pray the Devil Back to Hell, which won Best Documentary at the Tribeca Film Festival in 2008 and was short-listed for an Academy Award. She has produced non-fiction programs for PBS, The History Channel, National Geographic, A&E, Discovery Channel, and The Washington Post/Newsweek Productions, including September’s Children, a documentary for PBS exploring how children around the world are affected by terrorism and war.

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