Surrender Peacefully, You Will Not Be Harmed

Surrender Peacefully is the last gasp of Elizabeth Fink, longtime lawyer for Attica Brothers Legal Defense. In the final interview before her death, Fink presents evidence that New York State officials planned and executed the murder of dozens of people at Attica prison.

  • Michael Jon Hull
    Aces & Knaves, Lost & Found
  • Morgan Foley
  • Joshua Bishop
    Made in Japan, The Dwarvenaut
  • Shiloh Crawford III
    Director of Photography
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  • Runtime:
    1 hour 23 minutes 34 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    August 21, 2019
  • Production Budget:
    25,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
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  • Film Color:
    Black & White and Color
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Director Biography - Michael Jon Hull

Michael Hull has had a career as a producer and technician at CBS News, ABC/Univision, and many other outlets. His documentary work has appeared at festivals nationwide, and his 100+ short videos about the fight for civil rights in America have been viewed by millions of people around the world.

Hull is currently lead video producer for Don't Shoot PDX, a non-profit organization based in Portland, OR.

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Director Statement

Making this film has been a deep awakening for me. It started with the archival process - scanning and organizing over 2,000 still images and more than 40 hours of video tape. This material, this evidence, has been obscured by the State of New York for almost 50 years. To this day less than 2% of the images held by Fink have been officially released.

Somewhere in that journey the sheer weight of this story became clear. Statements from Fink that sounded like hyperbole turned out to be firmly rooted in the evidence. And the deeper I dug, the worse it got.

I've got photos to prove it.