Childhood friends Steven Fischler and Joel Sucher founded Pacific Street Films in 1969 while studying under Martin Scorsese at NYU. While filming undercover agents who were suspected of showing up at protest rallies, Fischler and Sucher themselves were harassed, photographed, and arrested. This experience became the basis for their first documentary Red Squad, completed in 1971. Since then, they have directed and produced a series of non-fiction films known for illuminating and exploring modern American social history.
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