Aug 3, 2018
in 1969, Native American activists took over Alcatraz and held the island for nineteen months. Though the famous former prison was known worldwide, they argued that they had "discovered it" - just as Europeans had "discovered" America.
It was one of the wittiest protests in history, designed to raise awareness about the deplorable treatment of Native Americans. And to a large extent it worked. It drew attention from big names like Marlon Brando, Jane Fonda and Creedence Clearwater Revival, and inspired Nixon to change a horrible policy.
This week, we talk about why it should be a movie.