Directed by Kevin Jerome Everson and Claudrena N. Harold • 2016 • United States
Starring Ricky Goldman, Richard Warner, Ryan Leach
WE DEMAND tells the story of the anti–Vietnam War movement from the perspective of James R. Roebuck, a Northern-born African American man who studied at the University of Virginia during the late 1960s and early 1970s. Over a ten-day period of unprecedented student upheaval at the University, Roebuck, the first Black president of UVA’s Student Council, confronted a series of political challenges and existential dilemmas. This budding activist and future congressman was the quintessential militant insider whose cool temperament and ideological flexibility prevailed just as it seemed the school was on the verge of imploding from within.