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The Work

Synopsis
Observational documentary set inside a single room in Folsom Prison, California. Three members of the public participate in an intensive 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. The Work offers a powerful and rare look past the cinder block walls, steel doors and the dehumanising tropes in our culture to reveal a movement of change and redemption that transcends what we think of as rehabilitation. Special features include a Q&A with directors Jairus McLeary and Gethin Aldous from the Sheffiled Doc/Fest, and a theatrical trailer.
Language
English
Country
United States
Year of release
2017
Subjects
Social Studies; Social welfare
Keywords
prisoners; psychology experiments; therapy

Credits

Director
Gethin Aldous; Jairus McLeary

Distribution Formats

Type
DVD
Format
Region 2 PAL
Price
£9.99
Availability
Sale
Duration/Size
89 minutes
Year
2017

Production Company

Name

Blanket Fort Media

Distributor

Name

Dogwoof Pictures

Email
oli@dogwoofpictures.com
Web
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Phone
020 7395 1217
Fax
020 7900 3270
Address
2nd Floor, 1A Neal’s Yard
Covent Garden
London
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Notes
Dogwoof is an independent distributor specialising in quality films from around the world that raise awareness, trigger change, and get people involved. The main focus is socially conscious films including THE AGE OF STUPID, THE END OF THE LINE, BURMA VJ and BLACK GOLD. Sale on DVD. In Autumn 2011 Dogwoof launched Popup Cinema (http://popupcinema.net/) to allow non-theatric screenings of their just-released and classic titles.

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