The Farm: Angola, USA (The Farm: Life Inside Angola Prison)
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The Farm: Angola, USA (The Farm: Life Inside Angola Prison)
This documentary about life among the 5,000 inmates of America's largest maximum security prison, Louisiana State Penitentiary, was the co-winner (with Frat House) of the Documentary Grand Jury award at the 1998 Sundance Film Festival. Filmmakers Jonathan Stack and Liz Garbus worked closely with their guide, prisoner-turned-author Wilbert Rideau, the editor of a prison magazine. The film focuses on the stories of six prisoners, including nervous newcomer George Crawford; elderly Eugene "Bishop" Tannehill, who visualizes a future of eternal salvation; long-time death row inmate… More
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 100%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"An eloquent documentary relating an inmate's point of view of being incarcerated in what very well might be the most dangerous and bloody prison in America."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
"The terrible realities of incarceration...seem to accumulate as the film unfolds, and they stay with you long after you've left the theatre."
‑ Maria Garcia, Film Journal International
"This riveting documentary will fuel your moral rage against institutionalized injustice."
‑ Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat, Spirituality and Practice