William Kunstler: Disturbing the Universe

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Release Date: November 13, 2009 (limited)

1h 25m | Documentary

Filmmakers Emily Kunstler and Sarah Kunstler explore the life of their father, the late radical civil rights lawyer. In the 1960s and 70s, 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. This powerful film not only recounts the historic causes that Kunstler fought for; it also reveals a man that even his own daughters did not always understand, a man who risked public outrage and the safety of his family so that justice could serve all.

Director: Emily Kunstler, Sarah Kunstler
Studio: Arthouse Films
Producer(s): Emily Kunstler, Jesse Moss, Sarah Kunstler, Susan Korda
Cast: William Kunstler, Harry Belafonte, Alan M. Dershowitz, Herman Badillo, Clyde Bellecourt, Julian Bond
Official Site: http://www.disturbingtheuniverse.com

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