William Kunstler was one of the most famous and controversial lawyers of the 20th century. In the 1960s and '70s, Kunstler fought for civil rights with Martin Luther King Jr. and represented the famed "Chicago 8" activists who protested the Vietnam War. When the inmates took over Attica prison, or when the American Indian Movement stood up to the federal government at Wounded Knee, they asked Kunstler to be their lawyer. To his daughters, filmmakers Emily Kunstler and Sarah Kunstler, it seemed that he was at the center of everything important that had ever happened. But when they were growing up, Kunstler represented some of the most reviled members of society, including rapists, assassins and accused terrorists. This powerful film not only recounts the historic causes that Kunstler fought for, it also confronts a man that even his own daughters did not always understand, a man who believed that, however unpopular, justice should serve all. Official Web Site

Directors:

Emily Kunstler & Sarah Kunstler

MPAA Rating:

NR

Run Time:

1hr 30mins

Release Year:

2009

Country Of Origin:

USA