POV: William Kunstler: Disturbing The Universe
Airs Sunday, June 27, 2010 at 10:30 p.m. on KPBS TV
Friday, June 25, 2010
Kunstler In His Own Words
William Kunstler talks about the Chicago Conspiracy Trial, the Black Panther Party, the right to self defense and much more in these recordings from the late 1960s and early 1970s.
"Disturbing The Universe" examines the life of radical attorney William Kunstler from a surprising angle. Kunstler’s two daughters from his second marriage grew up lionizing a man already famous for his historic civil rights and anti-war cases. Then, in their teens, they began to be disillusioned by a stubborn man who continued representing some of the most reviled defendants in America — this time, accused rapists and terrorists.
In this intimate biography, Emily and Sarah Kunstler seek to recover the real story of what made their late father one of the most beloved, and hated, lawyers in America. This film was an official selection of the 2009 Sundance Film Festival. "William Kunstler: Disturbing The Universe will be available for online viewing from June 23 through September 21, 2010.