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Katherine Quittner in Punishment Park

Punishment Park

1971 R

As the Vietnam War escalates, public protests against the conflict intensify in America. To control the leftist threat, a civilian tribunal passes sentence on groups of dissidents -- hippies, draft dodgers and pacifists. Made to play a game akin to "Capture the Flag" in a remote desert while being hunted by the forces of law and order, the prisoners must fight for their lives in this searing pseudo-documentary from filmmaker Peter Watkins.