In The Land Of The Free* Review

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While occasionally slow paced, this powerful documentary is furiously informative and shocking in its delivery.

How could it be that in this day and age, three men can be kept in solitary confinement for over three decades? This powerful documentary from Vadim Jean tells the ongoing and scarcely credible story of Herman Wallace, Albert Woodfox and Robert King who between them have served just under a century in solitary confinement at the Angola prison in Louisiana.

Narrated by Samuel L Jackson, the talking heads style of filmmaking, while occasionally slow paced, is furiously informative and shocking in its delivery. The result is a perfectly rounded and warmly empathetic film, which carefully balances the facts of the case to provide an incredible insight into the bizarre sentencing and treatment of the ‘Angola 3’.

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