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Grant Park 1968 - The Day After Democratic National Convention

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Film Identifier: F.2010-02-0204
Run Time
0h 10m 16s
Format
16mm
Color
Color
Sound
Silent
Date Produced
1968
Abstract
Footage depicting the streets of Chicago the day after the 1968 Democratic National Convention and the riots that shook the nation. 
 
The film begins with a shot of the Café Bonaparte at the Sheraton-Blackstone, located at 636 South Michigan Ave and East Balbo Drive, in Chicago. A few demonstrators can be seen carrying signs as an NBC news truck drives by. Camera men are shown trying to capture footage of the protestors. Towards the end of the film, anti-war protesters march as Eugene McCarthy addresses the crowd. 
Form
Short
Related Place
Chicago (represents)