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Punishment Park (1972)

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Starring
Carmen Argenziano Carmen Argenziano
Jay Kaufman, Tribunal Defendant
Fred Franklyn Fred Franklyn
James Daly, Defense Attorney
John Kerry John Kerry
Policeman
Peter Watkins Peter Watkins
Documentarist


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Punishment Park" is a pseudo-documentary purporting to be a film crews's news coverage of the team of soldiers escorting a group of hippies, draft dodgers, and anti-establishment types across the desert in a type of capture the flag game.
Release date: 10 February 1972
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"The federal authorities in Punishment Park have detained anti-establishment hippies and draft-dodgers deemed to be a threat to internal security, putting them before a tribunal that passes out their lengthy prison sentences, with the option of a full pardon if they participate in a law enforcement training exercise called Punishment Park. The dissidents are required to cross a desert terrain under brutal conditions, with police teams aggressively pursuing them. The rising temperatures and so-cal"


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"Directed by: Peter Watkins Punishment Park" is a pseudo-documentary purporting to be a film crews's news coverage of the team of soldiers escorting a group of hippies, draft dodgers, and anti-establishment types across the desert in a type of capture the flag game."


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"12.01. PC/TV, 1st viewing DIRECTED BY Peter Watkins My main problem with films these days is that few of them manage to be interesting beyond the first hour. This is a really cool film on paper: a mockumentary depiction of American communist persecution where young dissenters are given the option to choose "Punishment Park" instead of imprisonment. There they'll have to wander 50+ miles through a desert without water and food in scorching temperatures. But once again, you've seen basically eve"


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