University of Florida Archives Moving Image Collection

Production 48

Production title: Gainesville Eight

Production date: 1973

Running time:  00:10:00

Color / sound

No production information available.

Derived from 16 mm film.

Available in DVD and Sony DV-cam.

Part of Earl Jernigan's Film Archive.

This film consists of footage taken outside the Federal Building in Gainesvillle, Florida, where eight members of the Vietnam Veterans Against the War were tried for conspiracy to riot at the 1972 Republican National Convention in Miami Beach, Florida.

Attorneys, defendants, and jury members are depicted going into the building.  There is footage of the defendants and friends playing tag football in a nearby park while waiting for the trial to resume.  Several takes of a newsman doing a lead-in are shown as well as a few seconds of an interview with defendant Scott Camil.

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