The Lost Tapes - The Patty Hearst Case

- The Patty Hearst case gripped the nation in 1974. This is when the granddaughter of William Randolph Hearst was kidnapped. She renounced her family and was arrested for taking part in a bank robbery. Since then, many still wonder what happened. Was she a willing participant? Did she develop Stockholm Syndrome? A documentary premiering will give us some new insight. “The Lost Tapes” feature new audiotapes with Patty herself explaining her role. 

“Holding customers and bank persons on the floor, my gun was loaded. For those people who still believe that I brainwashed, I see no reason to further defend my decision. They will do anything to discredit people. The only way that we can free ourselves is by fighting.”

It seems like you are watching a movie, but this is real life. We have Tom Jennings, the man behind the documentary “The Lost Tapes.”

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