The Activists: War, Peace, and Politics in the Streets

Date & time

Jun 21, 2012, 7:00-8:30 pm EDT


The Ford School of Public Policy will host a special showing of The Activists: War, Peace, and Politics in the Streets. Producer Michael Heaney will lead a post-film discussion, looking for feedback to assist in the development of the film.

From the producers: "This documentary film is a study of the lives of activists in the anti-war movement. Through the lens of several well-known activists and dynamic organizations, this film investigates the different types of activism and the personal experiences that bring these people together to create a movement. The film was shot between June '08 and March '10, in Washington DC, New York, Colorado, Atlanta, and Minnesota. The film draws upon 120 hours of footage and interviews to paint a comprehensive and intimate picture of the world of activism."

Michael T. Heaney is an Assistant Professor of Organizational Studies and Political Science at the University of Michigan.