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Sharkatraz (2016)
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Clarence AnglinJohn William AnglinBill Baker
"Sharkatraz" is a 2016 documentary that delves into the history of Alcatraz, focusing on the prisoners who attempted to escape from the island. The film explores the tactics used by guards to prevent escapes, particularly the frightening shark myth that was employed to instill fear in the prisoners. It sheds light on the individuals who were incarcerated on the island, including former inmates and guards, and even touches upon a shark attack victim. The documentary aims to investigate the use of the shark myth as a deterrent and the nickname "SHARKATRAZ" that emerged as a result. It's a Nat Geo Wild production that provides a captivating look at the notorious prison and its connection to the fear of sharks.