Guerrilla - The Taking Of Patty Hearst

24/10/2005
  |  Buy to Own: 24/10/2005
  |  90 min
Rated TBC by the BBFC

Synopsis

Documentary about the bizarre kidnapping case in 1973, when the Symbionese Liberation Army terrorist group sought to overthrow the US Government and kidnapped newspaper heiress Patty Hearst, provoking a nationwide media frenzy. Matters became even more strange when Hearst was caught on CCTV helping her erstwhile captors in a daring bank robbery, apparently having joined their revolutionary crusade. Exploring the SLA's two-year crime spree, the documentary lays bare a period when political ideologies ran amok, and when modern political terrorism, fuelled by a sensationalist media, became seductively romantic.