1971 - The Citizens' Commission to Investigate the FBI

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This film was so inspirational! These brave citizens saw injustice and exposed a terrifying network of surveillance and illegal activity on the part of the FBI. The most amazing thing was to see a couple with children who were afraid that they may be imprisoned for their crime but ultimately ...Read more

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