Confrontation at Kent State & Allison
- Richard Myers |
- 1970 |
- 53 minutes |
Confrontation at Kent State (1970) 43 min. B&W, sound
On Monday afternoon, May 4, 1970, four students on Kent State's campus were shot to death and many others seriously wounded by members of the Ohio National Guard. After that tragedy, some members of the faculty and student body of Kent State put together a motion picture which documents this confrontation. The filmmakers interviewed the people in the town of Kent, students, and faculty of the university, and a member of the National Guard . . . And they asked all these people the question "Do you think that the shooting of the students at Kent was justified?" The answers they received form the content of the film . . . and these answers raise disturbing questions about the nature of our society.
Allison (1970) 10 min. B&W
A 'portrait' of Allison Krause, one of the studnets murdered at Kent State University on May 4, 1970 by the Ohio National Guard. It is a memorial film put together out of footage I and other students had filmed of Allison (unknowingly at the time) during student demonstrations. The film's images are very simple but the soundtrack read by Arthur Krause, Allison's father, is deeply moving. - R.M.