1971

Johanna Hamilton’s 1971 tells the story of eight activists who plotted an intricate break-in to the local FBI offices to expose the illegal surveillance of ordinary Americans. Despite searching for the perpetrators in one of the largest investigations ever conducted, the FBI never solved the mystery behind the identities of the burglars.

Until Now.

For the first time, the Citizen’s Commission reveal themselves, reflecting on their actions and raising broader questions surrounding security leaks in activism today.

** Nominated, Best Documentary Feature, Tribeca Film Festival 2014

Film Details

Directed by Johanna Hamilton, 79 minutes, 2014

Year Funded

  • 2013