Witch Hunt (1987)

Run Time - 92 min.  |   Countries - United States   |   MPAA Rating - NR
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For reasons which are still unclear, probably a mix of political expediency and a peculiarly Australian form of racism, the police force of Sydney arrested over one thousand Greek Australians on April 1, 1978, alleging a vast conspiracy to defraud the country's welfare system. This documentary indicts the Australian police forces and reveals to the viewer the extent to which the freedoms which they thought were universal are applied unevenly at best. Not a single case of Greek wrongdoing was ever proved, but the (now-retired) police Inspector who started the whole thing smugly contends that everything he did was on the up-and-up.