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The Work Rated 15

The Work

Dir. Jairus McLeary, Gethin Aldous. USA, 2017. 1h 29m.

Set entirely inside Folsom State Prison, this powerful documentary follows three civilians who have been invited to participate in four days of intensive group therapy with convicts. The film won the Audience Award at this year’s Sheffield International Documentary Festival.

'This essential, moving documentary challenges the idea of prison as a breeding ground for machismo and violence.’ ★★★★★ Aimee Knight, Little White Lies

'What emerges is as riveting as it is revelatory…the sense of shared humanity will break the hardest of hearts.’ ★★★★★ Matt Glasby, Total Film


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