The Weatherman: Violent Activism

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This is a documentary about the American radical activist organization called ‘The Weatherman’. It is concerned with the organization`s origin, rise and, ultimately, downfall. The film directors are Sam Green and Bill Siegel. It premiered in 2002 in the US.

The documentary itself is mostly composed out of archive footage of the organization and it also includes a number of interviews with the members of ‘The Weatherman’.

The film won the Chicago Underground Film Festival audience choice award and was also nominated for the prestigious Academy Award in 2004.

From the late 1960s to the early 1970s the political situation in America was becoming alarming. There was an ongoing war in Vietnam along with the civil rights movements taking on the streets on the American soil.

At that time a new class of activist emerged, the ones that were willing to do more than just participate in the peaceful protests. Among those groups, there was one which stood out. That was ‘The Weatherman’. They began participating in the ongoing riots on the streets and even attempted to carry out an organized attack on the US government with the help of ‘Black Panthers’.

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