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William Kunstler: Disturbing the Universe

Rating:No Rating
Genre:Documentary
Release Date:November 13, 2009
Running time:85 minutes
Cast:William Kunstler, Herman Badillo, Dennis Banks, Harry Belafonte, Clyde Bellecourt
Director:Emily Kunstler, Sarah Kunstler
Producer:Emily Kunstler, Sarah Kunstler, Jesse Moss, Susan Korda
Distributor:Arthouse Films

Description: Filmmakers Emily Kunstler and Sarah Kunstler explore the life of their father, the late radical civil rights lawyer. In the 1960s and 70s, William Kunstler fought for civil rights with Martin Luther King Jr. and represented the famed "Chicago 8" activists who protested the Vietnam War. When the inmates took over Attica prison, or when the American Indian Movement stood up to the federal government at Wounded Knee, they asked Kunstler to be their lawyer. To his daughters, it seemed that he was at the center of everything important that had ever happened. But when they were growing up, Kunstler represented some of the most reviled members of society, including rapists and assassins.

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