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Documentary film that surveys anarchist history in the United States, produced and directed by Joel Sucher and Steven Fischler, released in 1983

Anarchism in America is a 1983 documentary, directed by Steven Fischler and Joel Sucher, and produced by Pacific Street Films. It has been re-released by AK Press to DVD. The film begins by explaining the filmmakers' interest in anarchism based on their involvement in the group Transcendental Students while in film school at NYU. The film includes interviews with influential anarchists Murray Bookchin, Paul Avrich, Jello Biafra, Mollie Steimer and Karl Hess and with poet Kenneth Rexroth. It also discusses the Spanish Civil War, the Russian Revolution, the influence of Emma Goldman and the case of executed anarchists Sacco and Vanzetti.

Cast and Crew

Karl HessInterviewee (three segments)


Anarchism in America, by Karl Hess (Interviewee (three segments))
As shown on The Documentary Channel
Related Topic: Anarchism

The introductory paragraph uses material from the Wikipedia article "Anarchism in America (film)" as of 22 Oct 2016, which is released under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share-Alike License 3.0.