William Kunstler: Disturbing the Universe


Episode Info

A remarkably frank, provocative profile of controversial attorney William Kunstler (1919-1995) by his daughters Emily and Sarah, who couldn't fathom why he took on such defendants, while they were growing up, as one in the 1989 Central Park Jogger case. It features archival footage, home movies and remarks from friends and clients, including Indian activists Dennis Banks and Bill Means, and explores his Chicago 8 trial work and failed negotiations to end the 1971 Attica Prison riot.