Waco: The Rules of Engagement explores the shocking revelations behind the tragic series of events outside Waco, Texas that killed four federal agents and 76 members of the David Koresh, Branch Davidian religious sect.
Nominated for an Academy Award, Waco: The Rules of Engagement brings forth devastating evidence of federal law enforcement gone tragically wrong. It suggests The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives provoked war with a group whose apocalyptic religious beliefs and rumoured manufacturing of illegal weapons made them easy targets, resulting in the abuse of its members.
This film urges for a reassessment of the tragedy at Waco, where the intolerance and the aggression of the ATF may have played a greater role than is currently acknowledged.
Nominated, Best Feature Documentary, Academy Award 1998
Nominated, Best Feature Documentary, Awards Circuit Community Awards 1997
Winner, Best Feature Documentary, International Documentary Association 1997
Winner, Most Popular Documentary, Melbourne International Film Festival 1998
Winner, Outstanding Investigative Journalism, News and Documentary Emmy Awards 1999
Special Mention, Best Documentary Feature, Vancouver International Film Festival
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