Attica

ATTICA
(117 min) US
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Director: Stanley Nelson
Producers: Stanley Nelson, Traci A. Curry

Description:

This Academy Award-nominated documentary gives a voice to the silenced men of the Attica prison uprising. On September 9, 1971, over 1,200 inmates at the correctional facility seized the yard at the maximum-security prison, taking more than three dozen hostages and demanding more humane treatment and better conditions. It was the largest prison rebellion in U.S. history. For five days, the world watched as TV news cameras covered the story from both outside and inside the prison and as journalists and negotiators converged at the scene. But when New York Governor Nelson Rockefeller ordered law enforcement to retake Attica, the resulting massacre by state police left 29 inmates and 10 hostages dead. No charges were ever brought against authorities for the killings of inmates and guards.

Biographies:

Stanley Nelson is today’s leading documentarian of the African-American experience. His films combine compelling narratives with rich historical detail to illuminate the under-explored American past. A MacArthur “Genius” Fellow, Nelson has received nearly every award in broadcasting, including Primetime Emmy Awards and Lifetime Achievement Awards from the National Academy of Television Arts Sciences, the Emmys, the Peabodys, and IDA. In 2016, Nelson was honored with the National Medal in the Humanities from President Barack Obama.

Traci A. Curry is an award-winning producer, director and writer with decades of experience in creating compelling, in-depth narratives for multi-media platforms, including long and short-form documentaries. She also served as a producer for several national cable news shows. Traci's work has been featured across a variety of networks, including PBS, ESPN, MSNBC, BET, HGTV, TV One, CNN, and ABC. Traci is the founder of B.Free Media, a production company named to honor her hero, pioneering journalist Ida B. Wells, and her newspaper, The Memphis Free Speech, whose offices were destroyed in 1892 following Wells' groundbreaking exposé of lynching in the South.

Contact Information:

w: https://www.sho.com/titles/3472216/attica
e: tannya@firelightmedia.org



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- THE 3 CRICKETEERS
- 12TH HOUR
- AGUAN-SUN BEHIND THE HORIZON
- ALLERGY ALERT: PARANOIA IN OUR IMMUNE SYSTEM
- THE AMERICAN DREAM AND OTHER FAIRY TALES
- AMERICAN JUSTICE ON TRIAL
- ANGOLA DO YOU HEAR US? VOICES FROM A PLANTATION PRISON
- APART
- THE ASSASSINATION OF ANNA. CRIME WITHOUT PUNISHMENT
- ATTICA
- BLURRING THE COLOR LINE
- BREE WAYY: PROMISE, WITNESS, REMEMBRANCE
- BUTTERFLY, BUTTERFLY
- THE CHILDREN IN THE PICTURES
- CODED BIAS
- COEXIST
- COVID CENTURY
- THE CREATIVE HIGH
- CROSSINGS
- A DECENT HOME
- ENDURING DEMOCRACY: THE MONTEREY PETITION
- FAIR PLAY
- FLY SO FAR
- FOG
- FOR THE BEES
- THE GHOSTS OF THE MOUNTAINS
- HUMAN KIND
- IMAGINING THE INDIAN
- THE JANES
- KICKING BALLS
- THE LONG BREAKUP
- MALDITA. A LOVE SONG TO SARAJEVO
- THE MISSION
- NEVER AGAIN PARA NADIE
- ORCHESTRATING CHANGE
- PASANG: IN THE SHADOW OF EVEREST
- THE POWER OF ACTIVISM
- THE PRICE OF CONFLICT
- RECKONINGS
- REFUGE
- REPAIRING THE WORLD: STORIES FROM THE TREE OF LIFE
- THE RESTLESS HUNGARIAN
- RICOCHET
- RUSSIA VS. RUSSIA
- SACRILEGE: THE UNHOLY RADICALIZATION OF EUROPE
- SANCTUARY
- THE SANCTUARY
- SAVING MINDS
- SENTINELS
- SIGN THE SHOW
- SILENT PANDEMIC - THE GLOBAL FIGHT AGAINST ANTIMICROBIAL RESISTANCE
- THE SPACE BETWEEN US
- STREET REPORTER
- SURVIVING THE SILENCE: THE UNTOLD STORY OF TWO WOMEN IN LOVE WHO HELPED CHANGE MILITARY POLICY
- THIS ADVENTURE CALLED CALIFORNIA
- UNCONFINED
- UNGUARDED
- US KIDS
- WHEN I GET GROWN - REFLECTIONS OF A FREEDOM RIDER
- WRITING WITH FIRE