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Attica. Like Watergate and Vietnam, it is an icon of recent history. Gov. Rockefeller's brutal re-taking of the prison - a nine-minute, 1600-bullet assault that took the lives of 29 inmates and 10 guards held hostage put an end to the four-day rebellion. But the struggles for justice, by both prisoners and guards, endured for three decades. Eventually inmates wrested a historic $12-million settlement from the state, and that bittersweet victory spurred a new round of agitation by guards and their survivors.  GHOSTS OF ATTICA offers a definitive account of America's most violent prison rebellion, its suppression, and the days of torture that ensued using exclusive, images, documents, and interviews. More than just a history film, it also chronicles an unfolding contemporary story, as both inmates and guards united by suffering, but divided by race, class, and culture hurtle towards a final show-down with the state.

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Warsaw Public Library DVD 365.974 GHO (Text)
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Record details

  • ISBN: 9786317951952
  • ISBN: 6317951950
  • Physical Description: 1 DVD videodisc (90 minutes) : digital sound, color ; 4 3/4 in
  • Distributor: [Brooklyn, New York] : Icarus Films Home Video, 2019

Content descriptions

General Note:
Bonus features: Rare Archival Footage from the NY State Archives ; Audio Recording of Liz Fink, the Lawyer for the Attica Inmates.
Originally released as a motion picture in 2001.
Participant or Performer Note:
Narrated by Susan Sarandon.
Summary, etc.:
Attica. Like Watergate and Vietnam, it is an icon of recent history. Gov. Rockefeller's brutal re-taking of the prison - a nine-minute, 1600-bullet assault that took the lives of 29 inmates and 10 guards held hostage put an end to the four-day rebellion. But the struggles for justice, by both prisoners and guards, endured for three decades. Eventually inmates wrested a historic $12-million settlement from the state, and that bittersweet victory spurred a new round of agitation by guards and their survivors.  GHOSTS OF ATTICA offers a definitive account of America's most violent prison rebellion, its suppression, and the days of torture that ensued using exclusive, images, documents, and interviews. More than just a history film, it also chronicles an unfolding contemporary story, as both inmates and guards united by suffering, but divided by race, class, and culture hurtle towards a final show-down with the state.
Target Audience Note:
MPAA rating: Not Rated.
System Details Note:
DVD ; NTSC ; 1080p High Definition ; requires DVD player.
Language Note:
Audio: English
English Closed Captioned
Subject: Attica Correctional Facility.
Attica Prison.
Prisons > New York (State).
Prison riots.
Inmates of institutions > Abuse of.
Prison violence.
PERFORMING ARTS / Film / Genres / Documentary.
Genre: Documentary films.
Prison films.


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