"Revolutionaries are freaks." And as this documentary about self professed "freaks" proves, they are the retarded brainwashed liberal frankenidiots who are easily triggered by racial identity politics and class guilt. They protested the Vietnam War which I agree was totally unjust, but
they continued to bomb, steal etc after the war. These are SJWs of today, George Soros' mindless manipulated pawns of the NWO.
Good doc that cleared up the disordered history in my mind. I have seen films that conflate the Weather Underground with SDS. SDS existed for almost a decade as an enormous non-violent student org, long before the Weathermen group emerged. In films there's also a conflation of the Black LIberation Army with SDS & the Weathermen. Only the BLA was responsible for the murders of police and bodyguard during a robbery.
What starts out almost too slowly as a deliberately tedious recounting of misguided idealism and romantic rebellious youth creating their own inevitable and pathetic undoing blooms into a deeply provocative exploration of revolutionary tactics versus social contracts, dissection of national temperament, individualism versus freedom, as well as the unbearable heaviness of one's past.
Interesantísimo documental acerca de las acciones, tan cuestionables como legítimas, de este grupo de revolucionarios estadounidenses. La película gana puntos al ofrecer testimonios e informaciones, variados y ricos en matices, que le permiten a cada espectador llegar a su propia conclusión acerca de la validez o no de la violencia como medio de protesta ante las injusticias y las desigualdades del sistema.
Well-researched and briskly paced, this doc gives a sympathetic view of the 70s radical terrorist group. Those who chose to talk to the filmmakers are understandably reluctant to go into details of their actions. 30+ years after their involvement the regrets are many. They regret the lives they damaged, but also their own naivete and lack of success. The unanswered question at the center of the film, who funded them?