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Radical attorney William Kunstler championed the underdogs in some of the most important civil rights and anti-war cases of that contentious era known as the 1960s. By the 1980s, he was representing some of the most reviled defendants in America — accused terrorists, rapists and mobsters. William Kunstler: Disturbing the Universe is a portrait of Kunstler from a surprising perspective. In the film, Emily Kunstler and Sarah Kunstler attempt to reconcile the heroic movement lawyer from the past with the father they knew.

In their filmmaker interview, Emily Kunstler and Sarah Kunstler explain that they hope the story of their father’s life will inspire audience members to act and speak out when they see injustice. Here are a variety of ways that you can spread the word about William Kunstler: Disturbing the Universe.

Embed the YouTube Trailer on Your Site

Promote the Film Online
Let everyone know that Disturbing the Universe will premiere on PBS on June 22, 2010 (check local listings) by posting this 300 x 250 pixel ad on your site and linking to the Disturbing the Universe website.

William Kunstler: Disturbing the Universe - tune in
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Host a Community Screening
If you are a community organizer, high school, after school, college or ESL teacher, young person using media to reach your peers or a PBS station employee interested in planning free screenings in your community, please sign up with POV’s Community Network and we’ll loan you a copy of the film (for free!) along with a toolkit including a facilitators guide. Organize it »

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Send Out a Tune-In Email
Remind your friends, family or organization members to watch Disturbing the Universe on the POV website from June 23 to September 21! Use this template to send out your own stylish email announcement.

Fan Us on Facebook
Show your love for POV and Disturbing the Universe by “fanning” us on your Facebook profile.
You can also post the Disturbing the Universe trailer on your Facebook profile by linking to this URL: Tell all your friends to watch the film online!

Tweet About Disturbing the Universe
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And if you want to tweet about Disturbing the Universe to your followers, make sure to use the hashtag #williamkunstler so we can track your tweets!

Please tell your friends about these ways to participate in promoting Disturbing the Universe by emailing them this page.

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