A documentary on the life of former U.S. Attorney
General Ramsey Clark

Produced and Directed by: Joseph C. Stillman

Ex. Producers:  Frank Serpico, Deborah Ziegler, Nina DeMartini-Day, Jonathan Day

"The measure of your quality as a public person, as a citizen, is the gap between what you say and what you do." - Ramsey Clark

Ramsey Clark

Ramsey Clark in San Francisco, CA in
July 2009

Ramsey Clark in San Francisco, CA 

in July 2009

Narration by Martin Sheen

Martin Sheen recording narration for "Citizen Clark" in Toronto, Canada in 2017

Frank Serpico & Ramsey Clark

New York

New York City  screening 2016


Ralph Nader, Frank Serpico, Noam Chomsky, Victor Navasky, Alice Walker, Sara Flounders, Blase Bonpane, Miguel d'Escoto Brockmann, Elizabeth McAlister, Gloria LaRiva, Miko Peled, Michael Ratner, Jon Alpert, Roger Wilkins, Cissy Marshall, Lamis Deek

Original music composed by Francesco DeChirico

"Citizen Clark's" incredible score was composed by the brilliant Francesco De Chirico from Milan, Italy

Also featuring

Mimi & Julie Gronlund, Lynne Stewart, Brian & Richard Becker, Mark Green, William Newman, Paul Scheele, Senator Joseph Tydings, Barbara Lubin, Stephen Pollack, John Richardson, Aris Anagnos, Hamilton Fish, Alexander Wohl

"Citizen Clark... A Life of Principle" trailer

About the Film


For the past fifty years, former U.S. Attorney General and Human Rights activist Ramsey Clark has challenged the abuses of U.S. power and championed numerous causes that have affected humanity.  This documentary examines  his lifetime commitment to movements from Civil Rights, to U.S. wars, to incidents like the Parkland, Florida shooting.  His perspective on our democratic principles and  assessment of  "American policies" that have affected our country and the world are discussed for future generations to utilize.  As a participant who helped to write some of  our country's  greatest legislation (The Civil Rights  Acts of 1964 & 1968 and the Voting Rights Act of 1965 among others), Ramsey Clark's life has been a steadfast example of a truth seeker on a mission  to expose the facts.  Ultimately, this documentary will examine  policies of presidents from John F. Kennedy to Barack Obama and how  those administrations impacted American lives and the rest of the  world.

The Filmmaker

Producer/Director Joseph C. Stillman is an Emmy-winning filmmaker who has traveled the globe making substantive films and documentaries for forty-six years.  His latest project on Ramsey Clark's life is an opportunity to bring to light the story of one of the worlds most dedicated individuals to the causes of peace, justice and  human rights.

Current News and Awards

"Citizen Clark" makes its London, UK Premiere as an Official Selection in  Feature Documentary category at the  I Will Tell International Film Festival  on Sept. 6th at 6:45pm.  For tickets see:

The text from ''Citizen Clark" was honored  to chosen for the permanent Core Collection of the library on 8/22/18 by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences in Beverly Hills, CA.

"World Premiere, Exclusive Hollywood Theatrical Release ," July 27th, 7:00pm Arena Cinelounge, 6464 W. Sunset Blvd., Hollywood, CA.  

"Best Documentary" Winner, Oxford International Film Festival 2018

"Best Cinematography" Winner, Documentary Category,  Boston International Film Festival 2018

Grand Festival Award Winner "Best Documentary"  Berkeley, CA  Film Festival 2017


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