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About Speaking Directly

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Not rated
Year Released:
1974
Format:
16mm
Genres:
Documentary, Drama
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After a decade making short films and participating in activism during the ’60s, filmmaker Jon Jost was ready to make a breakthrough—a tour-de-force work capable of impacting the world. It was the 1970s. The Watergate hearings had just begun. Working with a shoestring budget and drawing on his experiences as an activist—two years in federal custody for draft resisting—Jost created a film in the mold of a State of the Nation address from the perspective of American radicalism.

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