A film by Angad Singh Bhalla
81 minutes, documentary, color, English, 2012
Herman Wallace may be the longest-serving prisoner in solitary confinement in America - 40 years and counting in a 6-by-9-foot cell. This award-winning documentary is a moving account of the remarkable expression his struggle finds in an unusual art project proposed by New York artist Jackie Sumell.
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"Powerful... Poignant." - The New York Times
"Provocative." - The Hollywood Reporter
"A unique and moving story...inventive, poetic and original." - Art Threat
"A cinematic gem." - The Globe and Mail
"An intriguing tale of a very unusual relationship. Viewers might never get to see Wallace, but by the end of the film, they will feel like they know him and will hope for his release." - This Week in New York
"Films like this are vital to our society." - Urbanology
"The story of Herman's House is more than a jailhouse story, goes further and deeper than a simple tale of an uncommon friendship forged between a convict and an artist from different worlds; This film tells of the devastating effects of captivity all the while highlighting the resilience of the human soul." - Forces of Geek
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