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Guerilla: The Taking of Patty Hearst

Year: 2004
Director: Robert Stone
Great for a look if you don't know the story behind the Symbionese Liberation Army and the Hearst case.

You have to wonder about the accuracy however when two of the main sources of information are two of the members who were jailed for gun running and watched the whole thing unfold from jail - they'd invariably have an agenda in trying to distance themselves from the whole thing.

But it uses some great archival footage to paint a very interesting (however accurate) picture of the case. For example, I had no idea that when they released Hearst, she renounced the whole thing - including the recordings she'd released claiming allegiance to the SLA - and said she'd been brainwashed and coerced the whole time. She was also fully exonerated by Clinton in 2001, not long after the case of the bank shooting finally came to light and several former members were jailed.

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