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Attica

 
 
Sun, May 20, 2018
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Directed by Cinda Firestone | 1974

In 1971, after their peaceful protest failed, 1,000 inmates at New York’s Attica Correctional Facility took thirty-nine hostages and seized control of the prison yard—a four-day uprising against inhumane living conditions that would ultimately leave over forty people dead, the vast majority killed by state police. Cinda Firestone’s long-unavailable documentary is a stunning, eye-opening look at this watershed moment in the ongoing prisoners’ rights movement and a sobering journey into the dark heart of America’s prison-industrial complex.

ATTICA courtesy of the Reserve Film and Video Collection of The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts. Preservation of this film was made possible by a grant from the Women’s Film Preservation Fund of New York Women in Film and Television.

 
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