Filmmaker Michael Moore skulked about San Francisco working odd jobs more than two decades ago, just before he made Roger & Me.
If he came back to town, it might look a little something like this:
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All right, I think I have this one figured out now – San Francisco will host part of the 2010 Kent State Truth Tribunal on August 7th and 8th, 2010. It will occur at 150 Green Street near Sansome (down in Old Media Gulch, near the birthplace of television on the short 200 block of Green – not a bad place for a national broadcast.)
“The west coast tribunal will take place over the weekend of August 7 & 8, 2010 at 150 Green Street, San Francisco, California. Organizers are asking for all original participants and witnesses of the event surrounding the 1970 Kent State shootings to pre-register at www.TruthTribunal.org/preregister.”
Why choose San Francisco as the place to go back to Ohio?
“San Francisco was* a cultural and political hub in the sixties and seventies and it is no accident that so many young people scarred by the events of Kent State headed west after the tragic events of May 1970.”
O.K. then. Here’s your primer on Kent State, just for the record.
MM comes to S.F. on occasion:
Via Steve Rhodes, San Francisco’s one-man photography newswire and archive…
Click on the links if you’re interested…
*Past tense, “was.” Check.
Michael Moore To Broadcast San Francisco Kent State Truth Tribunal. West Coast witnesses and participants are invited to record their stories. First New Media Truth-seeking Initiative Documents 1970 Campus Shooting of Kent State University Students
SAN FRANCISCO, July 27 — On Aug 7-8, 2010 filmmaker Michael Moore will livecast the hearings of the Kent State Truth Tribunal, streaming in real-time the accounts of participants and witnesses to the events surrounding the 1970 Kent State shootings, that left four students dead and nine injured. This livecast is a continuation of the first real-time broadcast of a truth-seeking initiative on Kent State and will be broadcast on www.MichaelMoore.com from 9am-5pm PT. The Tribunal in San Francisco follows a four-day tribunal in Kent, Ohio in early May which marked the 40th anniversary of the campus shootings and assembled over 70 testimonies.
The Kent State Truth Tribunal in May resulted in an outpouring of original participant testimonies, some who shared their stories for the first time since the shootings, forty years ago. Demand for participation was immense at the 40th anniversary yet many witnesses and participants in the events surrounding the shootings were not able to travel to Ohio.
Ever more deets, after the jump