Diary of a Student Revolution

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Diary of a Student Revolution

  • 1969 ----- b & w ----- 58 min ----- 16mm
  • On-campus industrial recruiting of students at the University of Connecticut resulted in confrontation between student activists and the University president. Two camera crews worked independently to simultaneously show the philosophies and strategies of both sides during the conflict. The students attempt a peaceful protest against recruiters but are met by police who read the riot act and begin making arrests. Elsewhere the president is seen chatting about the action with fellow administrators. The question remains whether the administration's repressive action in summoning force was an appropriate response to the peaceful demonstrations.
  • Topics: (Education, Sociology, War and Peace)