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The Work

"Will break the hardest of hearts" ★★★★★ Total Film

8 June 2018 1 July 2018

English with Thai subtitles

SXSW 2017 Grand Jury Prize Winner Sheffield Doc Fest 2017 Audience Award Winner  

 

Set inside a single room in Folsom Prison, follow three men from outside as they participate in a four-day group therapy retreat with level-four convicts. Over the four days, each man in the room takes his turn at delving deep into his past. The raw and revealing process that the incarcerated men undertake exceeds the expectations of the free men, ripping them out of their comfort zones and forcing them to see themselves and the prisoners in unexpected ways. A powerful and rare look past the cinder block walls, steel doors and the dehumanizing tropes in our culture to reveal a movement of change and redemption that transcends what we think of as rehabilitation.

 

 

About the film

Director: Jairus McLeary & Gethin Aldous
Country: USA
Year: 2017
Duration: 89 mins
Short Film: TBC