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Download the discussion guide for the documentary The Camden 28 and use it for facilitating conversation about this film at home, in the classroom or at community screenings.

The Camden 28: Discussion Guide

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In light of current debates over civil liberties and the use of war as a means to strengthen democracy, the experiences of the Camden 28 provide an excellent springboard for dialogue. Viewers will be confronted with questions about the responsibilities of citizens in a democracy, the limits of protest, government infiltration of dissident groups, friendship, the morality of war and what religious belief demands of adherents.

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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


Film Update

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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