Attica Inmates, 1971. 60:00 minutes. EIAJ 1/2″ open reel video. B&W with sound. Produced by Sanford Rockowitz © Visual Studies Workshop/Portable Channel. Visual Studies Workshop Collection.

Sandy Rockowitz interviews two recently released Attica inmates in the wake of the Attica Uprising. They discuss the roles of prison conditions and community-minded inmate Sam Melville in the uprising (40:00 min). Followed by press conference on the Attica grounds about uprising, given by prisoner lawyers (20:00 min).



Transfer from video to digital was performed by the Bay Area Video Coalition through their Mellon Foundation funded Preservation Assistance Program.