Growing Up In America

  |  Watch Now: 14/04/2011
  |  90 min
Rated TBC by the BBFC


What happened to the hippies, the yippies, the Black Panthers, the counter- culture kids who rocked the nation's boat in the 1960's? Are they still fighting their fight, have they been co-opted into the culture they fought to overthrow, or were they destroyed by the culture while they struggled? Morley Markson shows us archival footage of some of the leaders - Jery Rubin, Abbie Hoffman, Fred Hampton, John Sinclair, among others - as well as people like poet Allen Ginsberg and lawyer William Kunstler, who represented the Chicago 8 during that seminal trial in 1969 - and then interviews them watching the old footage, to find an answer to those questions.