The documentary focuses on the week-long Newark riots of the summer of 1967, an African-American uprising sparked by Italian American police officers and repressed by as Italian American mayor. Through interviews with activists (including Tom Hayden), cops, residents and historians, the film presents the facts from multiple points of view.
Forty years after those riots, an event which left 26 people dead, hundreds injured, and millions of dollars in damages, the questions remain: what really happened, who’s to blame, and why hasn’t the city recovered? That’s why we made this film. To get those answers.
Marylou Tibaldo-Bongiorno and Jerome Bongiorno
Marylou Tibaldo-Bongiorno graduated in Film at New York University, where she received the $75,000 Vague Prize for Little Kings. She and husband Jerome Bongiorno are currently working on Watermark, a Venice/New Orleans global warming love story.