In the King of Prussia
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The town of King of Prussia, a suburb of Philadelphia, is the focus of this docudrama on the trial of the "Plowshares Eight" who protested the production of nuclear warheads at a GE plant in the town in the early 1980s. Among the eight defendants was the Jesuit priest and poet Daniel Berrigan, most well-known for his protests against the Vietnam war in the late 1960s, and still publishing books in 1998. The defendants re-enact their trial in the two days and two hours available before their sentencing, with Martin Sheen not only playing the judge for free, but also donating $5,000 to… More