Jailed For Their Words: When Free Speech Died in Wartime America (DVD)
DVD, Narrated by J.K. Simmons, 57 minutes.
Entangled in a distant war, a nation lost sight of its principles, In Montana, men and women who spoke out against the war were convicted of sedition, their families torn apart. Some went to prison for up to 20 years. Through interviews with First Amendment experts, historians and descendants, this powerful cautionary tale shows how war husteria and super-patriotism led to broken lives. It demonstrates in clear and compelling terms what can happen when Americans give up their liberties for the promise of greater security.
DVD, 57 minutes.