From Protest to Resistance (Updated over a year ago)
Please note: copyright to From Protest to Resistance is held by WNET. All rights reserved. WNET is the premier public media provider of the New York metropolitan area and parent of public television stations THIRTEEN and WLIW21. From Protest to Resistance was originally produced by KQED for National Educational Television (NET) - the predecessor of WNET - and first aired in 1968. A documentary film from 1968 produced by the KQED Film Unit, which in the words of narrator Richard Moore: "Is about three veterans of Mississippi [of the Civil Rights movement] who have become peace spokesman for the new opposition activist. It traces their thought and action over the past year, as they see themselves moving from demonstration to political organizing." Features interviews, speeches and political reflections from Mario Savio ("for the new radical politics"), Stokely Carmichael ("speaks for Black Power") and David Harris ("for the non-violent draft resistance"). At one point, Savio expresses his opinion that: "Protest doesn't work and it's something which is very clear now." All three men are wrestling with how to change the direction of U.S. domestic and foreign policy and are united in their opposition to the Vietnam War. Includes scenes of mass demonstrations, arrests and also interviews and speeches by: President Lyndon Johnson; Robert Vaughn; Suzanne Goldberg (Savio's first wife); William Appleman Williams; Herbert Marcuse and Bobby Seale. This film was directed by Richard Moore, Saul Landau and Irving Saraf, with additional photography by Philip Greene. It should be noted that the use of music by Country Joe and the Fish has been edited out of several scenes, due to copyright issues. This is indicated by subtitles. The TV Archive would like to thank Irving Saraf, for loaning us his 16mm optical print of this film.
Tags: anti draft protests, arrest, beaches, black panthers, bobby seale, david harris, demonstrations, families, herbert marcuse, iriving saraf, kq 1005, mario savio, president lyndon johnson, riot police, robert vaughn, stefan savio, stokely carmichael, suzanne goldberg, uc berkeley, vietnam war, william appleman williams
Added to San Francisco Bay Area Television Archive on September 23, 2011.
- Originally aired on: KQED
- Date aired: 1968
- Recording medium: 16mm b&w, optical sound film
- Rights for this video belong to: WNET.ORG Properties LLC
- Duration: 58:54:00
- Type of material: documentary film