Filmmaker Stanley Nelson, a DOC NYC Lifetime Achievement Award recipient, has a distinguished career telling stories of Black struggle against white supremacy. He teams with co-director Traci A. Curry to revisit the largest prison uprising in U.S. history at the Attica Correctional Facility in upstate New York in 1971. The filmmakers conduct dozens of new interviews and make powerful use of surveillance footage to understand the legacy of resistance and its violent backlash.  

– Courtesy of SHOWTIME® Documentary Films

The November 14th screening will be followed by a Q&A with Director Stanley Nelson and Co-Director Traci A. Curry. The November 17th screening will be followed by a Q&A with Director Stanley Nelson. 

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Director: Stanley Nelson; Co-Director: Traci A. Curry
Executive Producer: Vinnie Malhotra, Stanley Nelson, Jihan Robinson
Producer: Stanley Nelson, Traci A. Curry
Cinematographer: Antonio Rossi
Editor: Aljernon Tunsil, Jaclyn Lee
Music: Tom Phillips
Language: English
Country: USA
Year: 2021
Publicist: Showtime
US Distributor: Showtime