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Cicero March

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Film Identifier: F.2005-03-0041
Run Time
0h 8m 20s
Format
16mm
Color
B&W
Sound
Optical
Date Produced
1966
Abstract
This short documentary details a civil rights march on September 4, 1966. Robert Lucas led activists through Cicero to protest restrictions in housing laws. White residents of Cicero respond with vitriolic jeers as the police struggle to prevent a riot. In 2013, Cicero March was added to the Library of Congress' National Film Registry.
Description
This film is part of a seven part module or educational film series ("The Urban Crisis and the New Militants") produced by The Film Group that, "teach by raising questions rather than by attempting to answer them." The modules tell their story through editing rather than voice-over narration and show "real events, with real people acting spontaneously," as the Group explained to an educational film distributor.
Preservation Sponsor
National Film Preservation Foundation
Distributors
NewenhouseNovo
Main Credits
Film Group (Firm: Chicago, Ill.) (is production company)
Additional Credit
Gray, Mike (is cinematographer)
Shea, Mike (is cinematographer)
Litvin, Jay (is editor)
Actors, Performers and Participants
Shea, Mike (is participant)
Gray, Mike (is participant)
Lucas, Robert (is participant)
Form
Short
Related Place
Cicero (production location of)