This documentary will study Fredric Wertham’s crusade to link comics with juvenile delinquency, which helped spur burnings of comic books in the United States, Congressional hearings into the role of comics and juvenile delinquency, and the creation of the Comics Code Authority as a censoring body. The documentary will also explore these events in light of comics’ subsequent evolution into more sophisticated material that is no longer primarily children’s fare. To illustrate this story, the documentary will use recreations and Wertham’s own files, most of which has never been seen before.
In order to make this documentary a reality, we’re asking for pledges from supporters through 24 April 2011 at 6:17pm Eastern Time. In return for these pledges, we’re offering various rewards, including the movie poster and DVD, Sequart books and other DVDs, and even credits on the film. This is currently the only way you can order our upcoming book on Planetary, Keeping the World Strange, and our upcoming documentary, Warren Ellis: Captured Ghosts. Every dollar counts!
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