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'Four Died Trying':
An ambitious documentary series on JFK, RFK, MLK, and Malcolm X
This documentary features series, launching on Nov. 22, links the four most significant assassinations of the 1960s to the violent opposition to popular movements for peace and civil rights in America.
Streaming on Apple TV+, Prime Video and Google Play, the series focuses on the assassinations of JFK, Malcolm X, Martin Luther King Jr. and Robert Kennedy which took place in less than five years, between November 1963 and June 1968.
Director John Kirby says this:
Four Died Trying—book, feature and series—presents the assassinations as a “false mystery”, as self-evident state crimes against what had once been a flawed but functioning democratic republic. The evidence from the crime scenes and of the massive coverups that followed is abundant and undeniable. The only mystery that persists is: what are we going to do about it?
The list of interviewees and eyewitnesses is impressive. I’m looking forward to the last interview with Dick Gregory, the late comedian who helped bring the Zapruder film to a national TV audience.
From the FourDiedTrying Web site:
Filmed primarily from the vantage point of their children, close associates, and witnesses to their assassinations, the series considers the "turning” each of these men were making in the last year or so of their lives. Were they embracing ever-broader conceptions of the struggle for peace, social change and economic justice, and what forces may have stirred in opposition? What lessons do their lives and deaths hold for us today, as the world once again trembles on the cliff of an uncertain future?
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