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Parental Guidance(Parental Guidance)


Dir: Sierra Pettengill. Documentary. A look at Riotsville, USA, a fictitious town built for police and military training in response to the civil uprisings in the 1960s.

Content elements

  • Infrequent use of cursing
  • Infrequent portrayals and depictions of gun, weapons, and hand-to-hand violence, most in a staged context - some blood, little detail
  • Infrequent depictions of injury - some blood, little detail
  • Infrequent depictions of tobacco use in a historical context

Thematic elements

  • The militarization of the police
  • The 1960s
  • Power and control

Classification rationale

Rated PG for violence

Classification date

November 14, 2022

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