David Hakim the 1970 Alcatraz Takeover
My Co Host: Bay Area actor and writer Don Schwartz has been seen in a number of film roles during the last six years. He is a writer for CineSource magazine (and previously wrote for now-defunct Film/Tape World) on various topics of import to the local film community, including advocacy and personal profiles. Don has also been published in a variety of publications since 1977. Previously the director of The Trager Institute for 21 years, Don holds multiple degrees, including a PhD in psychology and counseling.
Special Guest: David Hakim who ran a one-man operation covering a lot of ground as a producer, writer, director, assistant director and publicist. With more than 20 years of experience in publicity and PR, Hakim has worked extensively in entertainment promotion, creating marketing packages and campaigns for features, prime-time TV shows, and TV series in domestic and foreign syndication, for various clients (Warner Bros, J Walter Thompson, 20th Century-Fox, MTM Productions, Universal Studios, and Columbia Pictures. For years, Hakim participated in the development and implementation of campaigns for a number of public events, film festivals, entertainment conventions and awards programs, including the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts & Sciences ‘Student Film Awards’ and the Oscars. Hakim has also consulted on a number of locally-produced films (including Sumerki (Twilight), Soledad Forever, Come Fly with Me Nude, and Ambassador’s Day), and served as lead publicist on the locally-funded and locally-produced feature Her Best Move. He currently acts as a consultant to independent producers in need of promotion and publicity.
In the early morning hours of November 20, 1969, 79 American Indians, including students, married couples and six children, set out to occupy Alcatraz Island. A partially successful Coast Guard blockade prevented most of them from landing, but fourteen protesters landed on the island to begin their occupation.