American Justice: Riot The Chicago Conspiracy Trial DVD
SKU ID #67017
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- Additional Details
- Format: Color, DVD-Video, NTSC
- Rating: Not Rated
- Number of Discs: 1
- Run Time: 50 Minutes
- Region: Region 1
- Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
- Language: English
- Studio: A&E Home Video
- DVD Release Date: 2002
Defendant Tom Hayden revisits the famed trial of the Chicago 7 in this in-depth look at one of the most bizarre court cases ever carried out in America.
It was the closing chapter of one of the most troubling events of the '60s the brutal riots of the 1968 Democratic Convention in Chicago. Eight of the radical leaders including Abbie Hoffman, Jerry Rubin and Tom Hayden were accused of "crossing state lines with intent to incite a riot, and conspiracy to violate that law." When it ended, one of the defendants had been severed from the case and the "Chicago 7" trial made its mark as the most chaotic and divisive political trial in American history. Trace the incredible events of this landmark case through incredible footage, contemporary news accounts, and interviews with the men who were there including defendant Tom Hayden and attorney William Kunstler. From Judge Hoffman's order to bind and gag defendant Bobby Seale to the ultimate acquittal of all the defendants on all the charges, this is the definitive examination of a landmark case that defined an era.