Johanna Hamilton
USA 2014
79 min

The FBI was unaccountable and untouchable until 1971, when a group of ordinary citizens uncovered its illegal domestic spying programs. On March 8, 1971, “The Citizens’ Commission to Investigate the FBI”, as they called themselves, broke into a small FBI office in Media, Pennsylvania, took every file, and shared them with the American public.
These actions exposed “Cointelpro”, the FBI’s illegal surveillance program that involved the intimidation of law-abiding Americans and helped lead to the country’s first Congressional investigation of U.S. intelligence agencies. Never caught, forty-three years later, these everyday Americans – parents, teachers and citizens – publicly reveal themselves for the first time and share their story.


  • Peter Gregus - Bill
  • Lauren A. Kennedy - Bonnie
  • Jonathan Joel Brennan - Bob
  • Rich Graff - John
  • Daniel S. Taylor - Keith
  • Dennis Brito - FBI-Agent
  • Johanna Hamilton
  • Gabriel Rhodes
  • Kirsten Johnson
  • Andreas Burgess
  • Judy Karp
  • Mark Maloof
  • John Zecca
  • Nejc Poberaj
  • Gabriel Rhodes
  • Philip Sheppard
  • Markus Kirschner
  • Eniola Dawodu
Big Mouth Productions, Fork Films, Motto Pictures, Candescent Films, Maximum Pictures, ITVS

Cargo Films & Releasing

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