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Jan. 6, 2021, and the people who will never forget

Political Theater, Episode 323

Rioters attempt to enter the Capitol at the House steps during a joint session of Congress to certify the Electoral College vote on Jan. 6, 2021.
Rioters attempt to enter the Capitol at the House steps during a joint session of Congress to certify the Electoral College vote on Jan. 6, 2021. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)

There is no way to spin being beaten and bloodied and scared. The history of the attack on the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021, is still being written, which is an important and massive undertaking. 

Not everyone wants to talk about the bear spray and broken windows. But the new documentary “The Sixth” by D.C. filmmakers Sean Fine and Andrea Nix Fine gives a fresh voice to some of the people on the ground and in the line of fire that day: police officers, a journalist, a congressional staffer and a member of Congress. The film is from their perspectives; it’s a sense of what it felt like to be there. 

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