Controversial Films

True Story of Sacco and Vanzetti (1996)

...another In Search of History gem from the History Channel. Sacco and Vanzetti were two poor Italian anarchists who were accused and convicted of murder in Massachusetts in the 1920s. This video presents a balanced account of the six-year controversy that resulted in their execution, despite national and international protests. A reasonable person could conclude that: they were railroaded for being Italian anarchists; the judge was astonishingly biased; and the prosecutor suppressed evidence that would have acquitted them. A powerful account that reflects the kill those anarchists mentality that we saw earlier in the aftermath of the Haymarket Square Massacre.


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