The Camden 28 (2007)

The Camden 28
Type Feature Film
MPAA Rating N/A
Runtime 1hr 23mins.
Genres Documentary, Historical
Keywords 1970s, FBI, legal, political, Vietnam War
Status Released
US Release Date
  
Name Credit Credited as Role Id Sort Order
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Chris West Editor Graphic Editor 172 7000002
Will Cox Color Correction n/a 120930 6000006
Dan Woolsey Camera n/a 120798 6000005
Frederic Menou Camera n/a 120798 6000004
Anthony Giacchino Editing n/a 120901 7000003
Michael Giacchino Music n/a 120781 8000001
John Bosch Sound Mixer Sound Remixer 230 14000002
David Leyden Legal Services n/a 120857 18000001
Rodney Wittenberg Sound Designer n/a 120915 14000001
Michael S Foley Historic Theatre Consultant Historical Consultant 121091 12000001
Chad Seiter Score Mixing Score Assistant 120927 8000002
Sean Dougherty Camera n/a 120798 6000003
Sean Conte Camera 16 Millimeter DP 120798 6000002
Joan Reilly Actor n/a 1 1000005
Howard Zinn Actor n/a 1 1000006
Michael Giocondo Actor n/a 1 1000004
Bob Hardy Actor n/a 1 1000003
John Swinglish Actor n/a 1 1000002
Anthony Giacchino Director n/a 2 2000001
Anthony Giacchino Producer n/a 3 3000001
David Dougherty Cinematographer n/a 402 6000001
Anthony Giacchino Writer n/a 120782 4000001
Pelin Levend Associate Producer n/a 171 3000003
David Dougherty Producer n/a 3 3000002
Michael Doyle Actor n/a 1 1000001
Synopsis
At 4:00 a.m. on August 22, 1971, eight anti-Vietnam War protestors went up a ladder outside the federal building in Camden, New Jersey and broke into the offices of the local draft board. For two hours they shredded Selective Service records before they were surprised by FBI agents. Twenty coconspirators were also soon arrested and in 1973 the "Camden 28," each facing sentences of 47 years on 7 felony counts, went on trial. Explored is how and why these individuals, including four Catholic priests and a Protestant minister, intentionally placed themselves at risk of arrest and imprisonment while protesting the war in Vietnam. The activists claimed that their civil disobedience was meant to call attention to their belief that killing--even in war--was morally indefensible. From 1967 to 1971, similar break-ins had occurred at numerous draft boards throughout the country, but the 63-day trial of the Camden 28, which received national media attention, was the only one which saw the defendants acquitted.