About The Prison in Twelve Landscapes

The Prison in Twelve Landscapes unveils the hidden consequences of the prison system in America. Through a  journey across 12 diverse landscapes, director Brett Story reveals the profound and often overlooked impact of  incarceration on society. Through poignant personal accounts and striking visuals, the film delves into the lives of those affected, exposing the ramifications on communities, economics, and individual lives. This exploration challenges viewers to confront the harsh realities of mass incarceration and sparks a compelling call for change. [90 min; documentary; English]

A Q&A with filmmaker Brett Story and Dr. Micol Seigel (IU American Studies) will follow the screening.

"Arranges a series of oblique, geographical vignettes into an unsettling mural of systemic damage." — Jeannette Catsoulis, New York Times

"The plaintive plain-spokenness of the interviewees, the way they matter-of-factly speak of atrocity, is transcendent and intensely haunting." — Chuck Bowen, Slant Magazine

"An empathetic observer and a probing analyst, Story suffuses the film with grief and indignation." — Richard Brody, New Yorker

Any film screened at IU Cinema may contain content that viewers find sensitive or upsetting. Visit our Audience Advisories page to learn more.

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