Johanna Hamilton USA / 2014 / 79 mins / English / Documentary
On the night of the ‘Fight of the Century’ between Muhammad Ali and Joe Frazier, a group known as the Citizens’ Commission to Investigate the FBI broke into an FBI field office in Media, Pennsylvania and stole every file. The files anonymously made their way into the hands of journalists, causing a storm as they revealed that the Bureau was deliberately and illegally spying on their citizens. Fitting with recent Edward Snowden revelations and WikiLeaks disclosures, 1971 provides a deeper context of America’s long history of surveillance culture.
This film has been exempt from classification and is restricted to people over 18 years.