Wednesday, May 9, 2012
The Weather Underground
As left-wing activists today tell us we're in an escalating phase of protest in America, the 2002 documentary The Weather Underground is well worth watching.
Look for parallels between the rhetoric and goals of the radical left in the late '60s and 1970s, and those in the streets (or exhorting those in the streets) today. You'll also see a familiar face or two.
The Weather Underground is available for instant play on Netflix, YouTube, or on Hulu through IMDbd.com.
Where are members of the Weather Underground today? According to this decade old documentary, some still have high profile roles advocating for progressive causes or work with progressive organizations.
Note: The Weather Underground contains strong language, sexual themes and includes graphic video. This is not one to watch with kids in the room.