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Why ‘The Trial of the Chicago 7’ deserves praise – from an antiwar organizer who was there | Waging Nonviolence

Despite its inaccuracies and omissions, Aaron Sorkin’s new film does what Hollywood films never do: humanize the peace movement.

At last Hollywood has produced a film about the Vietnam War that lionizes rather than caricatures the antiwar movement. Granted, “The Trial of the Chicago 7” takes some questionable liberties with the facts — which I witnessed up close as a young antiwar organizer in Chicago at the time — but it’s not a documentary. Like other feature films based on a novel or on historical events, it shouldn’t be judged solely on its literal accuracy.

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