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Watch archival news footage of the Camden 28 defendants being arrested in 1971.

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A historian tracks the evolution of resistance against the draft.

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A historian explains the significance of two events related to the FBI actions against the Camden 28.

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Camden 28 defense lawyer David Kairys talks about how the introduction of an affidavit into the case shaped the charge of the jury.

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A member of the team that prosecuted the Camden 29 reads from the lead prosecutor's closing statement at the trial.

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Members of the Camden 28 thank historian Howard Zinn for his writing and his testimony at their 2002 reunion.

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In their closing statements at the 2002 reunion, members of the Camden 2008 talk about making decisions according to higher laws.

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An FBI agent and Father Michael Doyle offer contradictory accounts of the arrest of the Camden 28 at the draft board.

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Two former friends, one of whom acted an informant for the FBI and betrayed the other, are reunited in an emotional scene.

Filmmaker Interviews

First-time filmmaker Giacchino says that he hopes The Camden 28 helps people to understand how the tactics the government used to infiltrate the Vietnam-era anti-war movement has implications today.


A group of "Catholic Left" activists, including four Catholic priests and a Lutheran minister, are arrested when they protest the Vietnam War.

  • Updated on March 31, 2014

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Film Information

The Camden 28

Premiere Date: September 11, 2007

Streaming Dates: Expired

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Filmmaker: Anthony Giacchino Bio | Interview | Statement

Press: Critical Acclaim | Fact Sheet | Press Release


Anthony Giacchino
Anthony Giacchino

I wanted to tell the story of the Camden 28, but I also wanted to raise questions about government deception and reasons for going to war.”

— Anthony Giacchino


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Critical Acclaim

The unspoken parallels between Iraq and Vietnam and the antiwar movements then and now are illustrated by The Camden 28, a poignant documentary recalling the all-but-forgotten trial of 28 Vietnam War opponents, mostly members of the Catholic Left...”

— Stephen Holden,
The New York Times

One of the crème de la crème of American documentaries that earn a place on PBS's POV... It's a strikingly human story about conscience and activism.”

— Jonathan Storm,
The Philadelphia Inquirer

The film evokes an era when the Church led the fight for social justice instead of against it.”

— David Edelstein,
New York Magazine

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