BBC Storyville

Guerrilla: The Taking of Patty Hearst

Robert Stone

This documentary is based on the developments following the kidnapping of Patty Hearst, a rich heiress of the media magnate William Randolph Hearst. In 1974, she was kidnapped by the members of ‘Symbionic Liberation Army’, the most militant radical leftist organization who fought for the rights of the oppressed classes and black convicts. SLA had this incredible power of media presentation and the whole thing became interesting when the hitherto spoiled Patty voluntarily joined their militant ranks under the alias Tania. Thirty years later, director Stone begins a comprehensive four-year investigation the result of which is this very film.

Robert Stone

Robert Stone was born in the UK. His first success was the Oscar- nominated film ‘Radio Bikini’ (1987). His other films include: ‘The Satellite Sky’ (1990.), ‘Farewell, Good Brothers’ (1992), ‘World War III’ (1998), ‘American Babylon’ (2000) and ‘Hollywood Vietnam’ (2005). He lives and works in New York City.

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Guerrilla: The Taking of Patty Hearst

2004, 89', color

Directed by:
Robert Stone

Richard Neill, Howard Shack, Robert Stone

Edited by:
Don Klezsy

Gary Lionelli

Robert Stone, Nick Fraser, Mark Samels

Produced by:
Robert Stone Productions