Liberation Season: Screening – 1968, with Martin Bell
1968. The year of music. The year of REVOLUTION.
But what really happened during this momental and transformative year? 1968 explores the events that left the world reeling. At the height of flower power and free love the world also witnessed the assassinations of Martin Luther King and Robert F Kennedy, rioting at the Democratic National convention in Chicago, the rise of Black Power, the Tet offensive in Vietnam, the May uprisings in Paris and the events of Prague spring.
It was a period of tension and anticipation, of social and political upheaval. But hope and expectation soon gave way to disillusionment, fallen hopes and disappointment.
1968 delves into the events of this pivotal year to examine its true legacy. Drawing on extensive, and rarely-seen archives from around the world, the film revisits the hopes, the fears and ultimately, the despair of the time.