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“This extraordinary hourlong doc is so good, so well-constructed, that it can””””””””t help but leave viewers feeling as if they themselves were on the bloody scene of the Kent State carnage.” -The Hollywood Reporter
In the span of 13 seconds the Ohio National Guard fired 63 shots that killed 4 students and wounded 9. KENT STATE: THE DAY THE WAR CAME HOME chronicles the events leading up to May 4, 1970.
The definitive story is told here for the first time. The haunting photograph of Mary Vecchio poised in anguish over the body of a slain student. The fervor of the wounded student-activist still consumed by the need for justice 30 years later. The former Guardsman living with a badge of shame few could imagine. The gentle perspective of the former student permanently paralyzed by an M-1 rifle. The Sociology professor who witnessed the madness and now teaches its lesson to new generations at Kent State.
Some choose to forget. Others fight to keep their bitter lessons alive for new generations. Try as they may, the entire cast of survivors cannot escape the questions and the accusations that fly as each anniversary comes and goes.
KENT STATE: THE DAY THE WAR CAME HOME is a portrait of the pain shared by an entire nation. After 40 years, the blood stains are not forgotten.
Remember Kent State – May 4, 1970
Run time 47 min.Read Comments
As we approach the 40th anniversary of the Kent State shootings on May 4, 2010, the United States is waging two wars. Protests have yet to reach the level of the 1960s and 70s, but we did recently witness mass protests across the University of California campuses and in Sacramento. So the right to protest and the methods authorities use to control protesters are a constant concern in our society.
The questions are still being asked, and the issues are still relevant. Which leads us to ask, what does Kent State mean to you? Does it live on only as an historical event? Or as an event perfectly relevant to today”””’’s circumstances? What is your interpretation?Read Comments