Sacco & Vanzetti | 2007

Documentary, Historical
True story of Niccola Sacco and Bartolomeo Vanzetti, Italian-American immigrants that many believed were falsely accused and executed for their political beliefs.

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... Voice of Bartolomeo Vanzetti

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... Voice of Nicola Sacco

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Company

Blue Mountain Center

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Production Company

Harburg Foundation

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Jacob and Bessye Blaufarb Videotape Library of the American Labor Movement/NYU Libaries

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Lucius and Eva Eastman Fund Inc

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Massachusetts Foundation For the Humanities

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Synopsis

Focuses on Nicola Sacco and Bartolomeo Vanzetti, two Italian immigrant anarchists who were accused of a murder in 1920, and executed in Boston in 1927 after a notoriously prejudiced trial. The ordeal of Sacco and Vanzetti came to symbolize the bigotry and intolerance directed at immigrants and dissenters in America, and millions of people in the U.S. and around the world protested on their behalf. Nearly eighty years later, the story continues to have great resonance, as America once again grapples with issues of civil liberties and the rights of immigrants. A chorus of passionate commentators propels the narrative, including a number of older people with personal connections to the story. Artwork, music, poetry, and feature film clips about the case are interwoven into the storytelling.

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