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WORLD DOCUMENTARY COMPETITION

1971

Directed by Johanna Hamilton
FEATURE DOCUMENTARY 80 Minutes World Premiere
FILM GUIDE 1971

Decades before the world ever knew the names Edward Snowden and Julian Assange, there was The Citizens' Commission to Investigate the FBI. During the height of the Vietnam War, eight citizens plotted to covertly enter their local FBI office in Media, Pennsylvania, with the objective of stealing potentially incriminating files and leaking them to the press. What they left with would unearth a highly classified civilian surveillance program and change the protocol of government surveillance in America forever.

With 1971, Director Johanna Hamilton skillfully splices together archival footage and confessions to reveal the methods and identity of the perpetrators for the first time. Created on the heels of the NSA scandal and WikiLeaks, this poignant exposé begs the question, who’s watching the watchmen?

-Holly Voges

Female Director(s), Crime, Thriller, Documentary, NY Director(s), Female Screenwriter(s), First Time Filmmaker
About the Director(s)
Most recently, Johanna Hamilton co-produced Pray the Devil Back to Hell, which won Best Documentary at the Tribeca Film Festival in 2008 and was short-listed for an Academy Award. She has produced non-fiction programs for PBS, The History Channel, National Geographic, A&E, Discovery Channel, and The Washington Post/Newsweek Productions, including September’s Children, a documentary for PBS exploring how children around the world are affected by terrorism and war.

Film Info
  • Section:
    World Documentary Competition
  • Year:
    2014
  • Length:
    80 minutes
  • Language:
    English
  • Country:
    USA
  • Premiere:
    World
  • Connect:
Cast & Credits
  • Editor:
    Gabriel Rhodes
  • Producer:
    Marilyn Ness, Katy Chevigny
  • Composer:
    Philip Sheppard
  • Cinematographer:
    Andreas Burgess, Kirsten Johnson
  • Executive Producer:
    Julie Goldman, Abigail E. Disney, Gini Reticker
  • Animation & Motion Graphics:
    Dave Tecson
  • Recreations Producer:
    Maureen Ryan
  • Associate Producer:
    Danielle Varga
  • Co-Executive Producers:
    Laura Poitras, Lilly Hartley, Gabriela P. Hearst
  • Screenwriter:
    Johanna Hamilton, Gabriel Rhodes
  • Director:
    Johanna Hamilton
  • Production Designer:
    Markus Kirschner

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