“Attica” Directors Discuss Corrupt Politicians & the Attica Riots

“Attica” is the new Showtime documentary that gets first-hand accounts of survivors, observers, and expert government officials recounting the 1971 uprising at the Attica Correctional Facility. The violent five-day standoff between mostly Black and Latino inmates and law enforcement gripped America then and highlights the urgent, ongoing need for reform 50 years later.

Directors Traci Curry and Stanley Nelson discuss how corrupt politicians handled negotiations during the standoff in the AAFCA roundtable discussion.

To listen in on the full discussion, check out the African-American Critics Channel