Urban Films: Revolution '67 (2007)

Revolution '67 is an illuminating account of events too often relegated to footnotes in U.S. history---the black urban rebellions of the 1960s. Focusing on the six-day Newark, N.J., outbreak in mid-July, Revolution '67 reveals how the disturbances began as spontaneous revolts against poverty and police brutality and ended as fateful milestones in America's struggles over race and economic justice. Voices from across the spectrum---activists Tom Hayden and Amiri Baraka, journalist Bob Herbert, Mayor Sharpe James, and other officials, National Guardsmen and Newark citizens---recall lessons as hard-earned then as they have been easy to neglect since. Directed by Marylou Tibaldo-Bongiorno. A co-production with the Independent Television Service (ITVS); presented in collaboration with the award-winning documentary series POV (www.pbs.org/pov).

Urban Planning Film Series
A mostly-weekly series showing documentary and feature films on topics related to cities, urbanism, design, community development, ecology, and other planning issues. Free.  Web site: http://www.urbanfilm.orgĀ  Open to: the general public