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Cointelpro 101 [videorecording] /
the Freedom Archives ; produced by Andres Alegria ... [et al.] ; writing and narrative assistance by Lincoln Bergman.
imprint
Oakland, CA : PM Press ; San Francisco : Freedom Archives, c2011.
description
1 videodisc (56 min.) : sd., col. and b&w ; 4 3/4 in.
ISBN
1604865229, 9781604865226
format(s)
DVD
Holdings
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imprint
Oakland, CA : PM Press ; San Francisco : Freedom Archives, c2011.
isbn
1604865229
9781604865226
standard identifier
760137517498
publisher #
PMV 030
credits note
Camera, Andres Alegria and Claude Marks ; music, Camilo Landau.
general note
Bonus features: Muhammad Ahmad (9 min.), Ward Churchill (9 min.), Kathleen Cleaver (9 min.), Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz (12 min.), Priscilla Falcon (9 min.), Jose Lopez (13 min.), Francisco 'Kiko' Martinez (7 min.), Ricardo Romero (11 min.), Akinyele Umoja (13 min.), Laura Whitehorn (11 min.).
Videodisc release of a 2010 motion picture.
performer
Narrator, Liz Derias.
abstract
Illegal surveillance, disruption, and outright murder committed by the U.S. government in the '50s, '60s, and '70s is exposed. Many of these crimes are still unknown. Through interviews with activists who experienced these abuses first-hand, and with rare historical footage, the film provides an educational introduction to a period of intense repression that draws relevant lessons for present and future movements. Includes interviews with Muhammad Ahmad, Bob Boyle, Kathleen Cleaver, Ward Churchill, Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz, Priscilla Falcon, Geronimo Ji-Jaga Pratt, Jose Lopez, Francisco "Kiko" Martinez, Lucy Rodriguez, Ricardo Romero, Akinyele Umoja, and Laura Whitehorn.
language note
English dialogue with optional Spanish subtitles.
catalogue key
8950326
target audience
MPAA: Not rated.
technical details
DVD ; NTSC, all regions ; stereo audio ; 1.33:1 aspect ratio, full screen.
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Reviews
Review Quotes
"Cointelpro 101 is a riveting recall of history for anyone who wants to be inspired to work toward an end to the U.S. practice of terrorism. Because it was not then: it is happening still in America!" --Lenore Daniels, Black Commentator
"Cointelpro 101 is a well made and appealing primer on the history of the U.S. police state. Produced, written, and directed by individuals who have themselves been the target of tactics documented in the film, it has an authenticity and immediacy that pulls the viewer in." --Ron Jacobs, CounterPunch
"Strong interviews, rarely seen clips, high quality audio and video production with equally strong narration... But it is the film's ability to force new confrontation with the political reality of today, as much as with the past, that truly demonstrates its value. The simple point made by Geronimo Pratt is also its strongest; that COINTELPRO made official the illegality of politics, the "criminalization of positions" represented by its targets." --Jared Ball, Black Agenda Radio
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Summaries
Main Description
COINTELPRO 101 exposes illegal surveillance, disruption, and outright murder committed by the U.S. government in the 1950s, 60s, and 70s. "Cointelpro" refers to the official FBI COunter INTELligence PROgram carried out to surveil, imprison, and eliminate leaders of social justice movements and to disrupt, divide, and destroy the movements as well. Many of the government's crimes are still unknown. Through interviews with activists who experienced these abuses first-hand and with rare historical footage, the film provides an educational introduction to a period of intense repression and draws relevant lessons for present and future movements. Interviews in the video include: Muhammad Ahmad, Bob Boyle, Kathleen Cleaver, Ward Churchill, Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz, Priscilla Falcon, Geronimo Ji-Jaga Pratt, Jose Lopez, Francisco 'Kiko' Martinez, Lucy Rodriguez, Ricardo Romero, Akinyele Umoja, and Laura Whitehorn.

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