‘Attica’ Review: A documentary that is still relevant to riot and a historic prison massacre

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Attica Review

In the West York state of West, Attica is described as a typical American small city. Where everyone knows others. Most residents live in the view of the prison wall, and if they don’t work there, they might be milk farmers. We saw pictures of Attica City, and almost everyone stayed there putih.

The prison itself is from the maximum type of security, housing prisoners from hardened roads in the Borough City of New York. Many of them present long-term punishment – and the majority of them are black or Hispanic.

The former prisoner describes the conditions in prison:

The food section is tiny, inadequate medical services, unfair disciplinary hearings, no school at all. They are given one toilet paper roll per month. Muslim prisoners are forced to eat pork, and then there are beatings.

“Goon Forces” Guards will cause cruel punishment in detention, often in the middle of the night. The prison break in San Quentin is a signal flare; Prison employees can feel tension.

On September 9, 1971, the water door broke out. Prisoners were overwhelmed and took control of the prison. By taking many staff members hostage and making them dress in the garb prisoners. Some organized elections so leaders and spokespersons.

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State police and national guards gather on the other side of the wall, wearing gas masks and loading rifles. Others build tents and dug toilets. Which we see in the record of the archives. Which may be taken by a member of the press.

A member of the press who is deliberately invited to give the audience inmates throughout the world.

Potential allies lobby inmates from outside to help them negotiate; They want the fundamental human rights that need to be fulfilled and the promise of amnesty for anyone involved in taking over the prison.

But this is the era of “law and orders” President Richard Nixon. Governor Nelson Rockefeller did not want to look weak in his president’s eyes. He ignored the request to visit the prison and calm tension. Strike negotiation. Ugly rumours about the situation of the hostage circling.

The inmates were held in prison for four days before Rockefeller ordered the police to reclaim on the grounds. Footage Archive: The voice sounds of the sound of the loudspeaker who said.

The victim said that the police were looking for leaders of specific prisoners and killed them:

Even during submission. The prisoners they police did not kill naked and paraded by land, through a pool of blood. They were harassed, beaten, tortured, forced to crawl through human waste in the restroom. They are bombarded with a strange racial nickname. In the end, 29 detainees and 10 hostages were killed. Someone cannot help but conclude, with great sadness, that this event only proves the point inmates.

Nelson and Curry arranged interviews, explored several archive recordings, then left the road and told the story themselves. Attica does not need a narrative gimmick – tragic drama and a leap of critical subtext to the front line. The voices we hear carry the burden, have brought the burden and will continue to bring the weight of the inmates who have barely survived the trials, the descendants of the adult hostage, witnesses who looked in horror. This is not an ordinary historical lesson, from a winning perspective. That’s the truth.

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Hours of documentary film in two hours;

The first 90 minutes slowly build up to 30 finals that hold us back in the grip like the opposite. It was a skirt around how some prisoners killed each other – but included the details. Most of the ex-prisoners accounts were very important. Barely shouting “white strength” after massacres. Paramilitary group of oath guards. Given the news – one of the many reports. You cannot debate the validity of reviewing the story of Attica, especially from the perspective of this documentary. Old wounds still have not healed.

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