The Trial of the Chicago 7: fact v drama | The Economist

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“The Trial of the Chicago 7” has been nominated for six Oscars. Aaron Sorkin, the film’s screenwriter and director, speaks to The Economist about the tension between historical accuracy and compelling drama.

00:00 – The Trial of the Chicago 7
00:51 – Why is the story still so relevant?
01:34 – How to adapt real events into drama
02:40 – Why the film deviates from historical fact
04:41 – Historical accuracy v artistic truth
05:41 – Altering events in historical drama v fake news

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