Survivors, observers, and expert government officials recount the 1971 uprising at the Attica Correctional Facility in Attica, NY, initiated by inmates demanding better living conditions. A maximum-security prison, it was the site of the famous prison riot, a violent five-day standoff between mostly Black and Latino, and law enforcement gripped America. Also known as the Attica Prison Rebellion, the Attica Uprising, or the Attica Prison Massacre, it highlighted the urgent need for prison reform, then and now; still an ongoing need 50 years later. A Showtime Documentary film. A perfect companion film to see with Summer of Soul (see below).