Before WikiLeaks, before Edward Snowden, there was the The Citizens’ Commission to Investigate the FBI. On March 8, 1971 they broke into a small FBI office, took every file, and shared them with the American public. These actions exposed COINTELPRO, the FBI’s illegal surveillance program that involved the intimidation of law-abiding Americans and helped lead to the country’s first Congressional investigation of U.S. intelligence agencies. Never caught, forty-three years later, these everyday Americans – parents, teachers and citizens – publicly reveal themselves for the first time and share their story.
Preceded by The Silly Bastard Next to the Bed
Runtime: 80 mins