Jailed For Their Words

First Aired Thursday, October 23, 2008

This program tells the fascinating story of Montanans imprisoned during WWI as part of the Montana Sedition Act of 1918 for criticizing America's war effort. Through powerful memoir, national expert commentary, archival footage, descendent interviews and re-enactments, the film highlights the importance of free speech in wartime America and ultimately of our first amendment rights.

JAILED FOR THEIR WORDS was produced with funds provided by:

  • Grant and Debbie Schermer
  • The University of Montana Foundation
  • The University of Montana School of Journalism
  • and Viewers Like You, who are Friends of MontanaPBS
  • Produced & Directed by Gita Saedi Kiely
  • Co-Producer Clemens Work
  • Editors Greg Snider & Gita Saedi Kiely
  • Associate Producer Kimberly Cosgrove
  • Executive Producer Jerry Elijah Brown, Grant Schermer, Peggy Kuhr
  • Narrator J.K. Simmons
  • Titles & Motion Effects Greg Twigg
  • Camera/Sound Ken Furrow
  • Music Supervisor Nancy Cooper
  • A production of the University of Montana School of Journalism and West of Kin Productions