In the Land of the Free

In the Land of the Free
In the Land of the Free

Year

2009

Duration

84 minutes

Genres

Documentary

Language

English

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Synopsis

This powerful documentary, narrated by Samuel L. Jackson, questions the case of America's longest-held solitary confinement prisoners Albert Woodfox, Herman Wallace and Robert King - the so-called Angola 3. Just small-time criminals on entering jail, they became involved in the militant Black Panther movement and organised to end the notoriously brutal conditions inside Angola Prison, which is built on a former slave plantation. Arguing convincingly for their innocence, which authorities have used to condemn them to decades in isolation, the film lays sentimentality on thick but retains a raw force. It is also an important record of historical black oppression.

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This film contains several uses of strong bad language and discussion of topics only suitable for our oldest and most mature members.

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