A documentary which explores the 1960's through the use Charles Manson as a sort of microcosm, though it is not a film about him, he occupies less than 1/3 of the film. It is a film about the contrast of the period and american hypocritical nature of our society and government in the 1960's. It starts in 1960 and goes slightly beyond 1969. With the exception of one motion picture sound track, the music is from the period.