Dir. Johanna Hamilton | Documentary | U.S.A. | 2014 | 79 min.
Saturday, March 21, X:XX p.m. @ Chilmark Community Center
Followed by discussion with film subjects Bonnie and John Raines
Before Watergate, WikiLeaks, and Edward Snowden, there was Media, Pennsylvania. On March 8th, 1971, eight ordinary citizens broke into an FBI office there, removing all files and mailing them anonymously to newsrooms across the country. The heist yielded a trove of damning evidence. The most significant revelation was an illegal surveillance program overseen by Bureau director J. Edgar Hoover. Despite one of the largest investigations ever conducted, the FBI was unable to catch the burglars. Those responsible have never revealed their identities—until now.
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