2016 | USA | NR | 82 min.


Bijou by the Bay Sat, Jul 30, 2016 12:00 PM
Film Info
Section:US Official Selection: Documentary
Cinema Salon
Release Year:2016
Runtime:82 min.
Production Country:USA
Original Language:English
Cast/Crew Info
Director:Kristi Jacobson
Produced by:Julie Goldman
Kristi Jacobson
Katie Mitchell
Cinematography:Nelson Hume
Editing By:Ben Gold


Imagine spending 23 hours a day in an 8’ x 10’ cell, completely alone and deprived of all human or outside contact. It’s a torturous reality experienced by more than 100,000 American prisoners every single day—often with devastating psychological consequences. To create this essential, provocative documentary, Kristi Jacobson spent over a year capturing the profoundly moving stories of those on both sides of the bars in Virginia’s Red Onion State Prison, one of America’s toughest supermax prisons. Delivering a staggering account of the mental anguish—and often violent effects—wreaked by solitary confinement, not just on prisoners but on guards as well, this gripping documentary is mandatory viewing that will challenge your thinking and prompt much-needed discussion about punishment today in America. In Person: Director Kristi Jacobson.