What filmmaker Helen Garvy's oral history of the Students for a Democratic Society lacks in clarity and opposing viewpoints it makes up for with fascinating personal reminiscences of a turbulent time. Begun in 1960 at the University of Michigan and energized by the Civil
Rights Movement, the SDS dedicated itself to making direct, "participatory democracy" part of everyday American life, and grew to become the center of (mostly white) student activity in United States. Garvy interviews many of the movement's movers and shakers, from Alan Haber, Tom Hayden and Todd
Gitlin, all of whom served as early SDS presidents, to many of the women who did much of the organizati...