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DIRECT ACTION

USA, 1979 (MIFF 1980, Programme 56)

Director: Stephen Doran

"Direct Action" examines the use and consequences of civil disobedience in the anti-nuclear movement. Beginning production in 1977, the film follows a citizen's action group in San Luis Obispo, California, as they attempt to halt construction of a $1.5 billion plant in their community.

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