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Ira: do a documentary on me at your own peril July 23, 2008

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Pam Sporn
Bronx, NY

I first heard the name Ira Gollobin in 1964 when my father was called before HUAC [House Un-American Activities Committee] in Buffalo. Ira was his lawyer. The hearings were dramatic as my father and the other witnesses followed Ira’s counsel to skillfully and relentlessly challenge the legitimacy of the committee. Ira helped turn what could have been a traumatic event in the life of an 8 year old into a moment of extreme pride and a life long lesson in speaking truth to power. A year ago I asked Ira if I could do a documentary film on his life and work. He said I could do so at my own peril and that I’d have to accept the consequences. I agreed. I’d like to leave you with two clips of Ira.



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