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Shawn Nelson ... Himself

Directed by
Garrett Scott 
 
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Ian Olds 
Garrett Scott 

Produced by
Garrett Scott .... producer
 
Cinematography by
Adrian Zaragoza 
 
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Ian Olds 
 
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Eli Yerbury .... sound
 

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4 out of 10 people found the following review useful.
Not worth the effort!, 18 May 2004
Author: DaTramp (rahlcsw@verizon.net) from New York, NY

And an effort it is watching this. This disjointed, almost incoherent film has no clear narrative thread and seems to have been assembled pulling together whatever bits and pieces that could be found in the local TV network's video files to make an hour's worth of film. The interviewing is unfocused, the narrative jump's back-and-forth and all-over-the-place without any seeming plan or intent. This is documentary journalism at it's worst, taking a sensational story and exploiting it without really looking below the surface. It meanders and then fades out into nothingness with lots of questions raised and almost none answered. Contrast this with "Bus 174", a fascinating case of a bus hijacking in Brazil that truly demonstrates how to show the factors leading to an act of urban terrorism.

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