The Attica Prison Riot Analysis

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Lumet not only shows the theme of hopelessness in the struggle for civil rights, but also in the people’s and Sonny’s view of attitude to the police officers. In the beginning, the first time that Sonny goes out side he starts screaming “Attica! Attica!” (Lumet 0 : : ). The people started screaming with Sonny and agreeing with Sonny. Attica was a prison riot that happened in 1971 where police killed 43 trying to stop the riot. The movie shows that the Attica Prison Riot caused a distrust between the people and the police.
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