"Sacco & Vanzetti" Saga Resonates Today

For the first time, the saga of Sacco and Vanzetti is at the heart of a feature-length documentary. Nicola Sacco and Bartolomeo Vanzetti were Italian immigrant anarchists who were put to death in 1927 after one of the most notorious trials in legal history. Their prosecution and execution took place in Massachusetts but it resonated far beyond America's borders.

Now, 80 years later, the first major documentary on their trial is screening, firstly in Boston, then in other cities.

WBUR's Bob Oakes speaks with Lexington-born filmmaker Peter Miller and Mary Anne Trasciatti, one of the many historians included in the film, "Sacco and Vanzetti."

This program aired on January 18, 2007. The audio for this program is not available.

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Bob Oakes Senior Correspondent
Bob Oakes was a senior correspondent in the WBUR newsroom, a role he took on in 2021 after nearly three decades hosting WBUR's Morning Edition.



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