Punishment Park

1971, Movie, R, 88 mins

A group of draft resisters is given a choice: a long prison sentence or three days in a "Punishment Park." A British film crew (led by the film's director, Watkins) documents life in one such park. The rules state that members are given three days to reach an American flag 57 miles away. National Guardsmen hunt down the "players," but if they can reach the destination they are to be released. No food is provided, but water will be available at the half-way mark. The film is shown as a sort of live television program with interviews on both sides, jerky camera movements, and general TV show esthetics. The background of the players is never revealed as we simply foll...
Released: 1971 Rated: R Length: 88 mins

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