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Herman's House
A film by Angad Singh Bhalla

81 minutes, documentary, color, English, 2012


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Synopsis

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.

Featuring a full-scale model of Herman's cell and detailed plans of his dream home, the art project has brought thousands around the world face-to-face with the cruel and unusual punishment of long-term solitary confinement. Imagining Wallace's dream home began as a game and became an interrogation of justice and punishment in America.


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Reviews

"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


Links

See details about this film's theatrical run.

hermanshousethefilm.com

"US State of Louisiana urged not to appeal against overturning of 'Angola 3' conviction" (Amnesty International, 2/28/13)


Disc Features

●  Cinema Politica Interviews Director Angad Bhalla
●  Deleted Scenes: Angola 3 Member Robert King Makes Candy / Michael Musser On Solitary - Adjusting to Space / Michael Musser On Solitary - Talking to Yourself / Michael Musser and Mother - Physical Contact After Solitary
●  Filmmaker Biography


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