Cinema Politica UofT - The Weather Underground
**The Weather Underground**
Outraged by the Vietnam War and racism in America, the Weathermen waged a low-level war against the U.S. government through much of the 1970s, bombing the Capitol building, breaking Timothy Leary out of prison, and evading one of the largest FBI manhunts in history. This documentary explores the Weathermen in the context of other social movements of the time and features interviews with former members of the Students for a Democratic Society (SDS) and the Black Panthers. It also examines the U.S. government's suppression of dissent in the 1960s and 1970s. Looking back at their years underground, the former members paint a compelling portrait of troubled times, revolutionary times, and the forces that drove their resistance. More detailed description and trailer: http://www.cinemapolitica.org/film/weather-underground
**Stick around for a discussion about radical movements following the screening.**
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Cinema Politica UofT is an initiative of the Graduate Students' Union, University of Toronto. We screen films that challenge conventional narratives and that explore under-represented stories. Our film screenings aim to engage students and the community in critical issues surrounding equity and environmental justice. We seek to accomplish this by following each screening with a discussion about how the content of the film relates to our own experiences and what action we can take collectively.