The Prison in Twelve Landscapes


The Prison in Twelve Landscapes (2016)



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A film about the prison and its life in the American landscape. More people are imprisoned in the United States at this moment than in any other time or place in history, yet the prison itself has never felt further away or more out of sight. THE PRISON IN TWELVE LANDSCAPES is a film about the prison in which we never see a penitentiary. Instead, the film unfolds as a cinematic journey through a series of landscapes across the USA where prisons do work and affect lives, from a California mountainside where female prisoners fight raging wildfires, to a Bronx warehouse full of goods destined for the state correctional system, to an Appalachian coal town betting its future on the promise of prison jobs.

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Critic Reviews for The Prison in Twelve Landscapes

All Critics (7) | Top Critics (3)

Story mostly focuses on the alarming and heartbreaking particulars of a society that first criminalizes then exploits its underclass, squeezing every last dime from citizens who can't spare a nickel.

Dec 1, 2016 | Full Review…
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Arranges a series of oblique, geographical vignettes into an unsettling mural of systemic damage.

Nov 3, 2016 | Full Review…

It's rare that a film this outraged is also this calm.

Nov 3, 2016 | Full Review…

While it may be that "The Prison In Twelve Landscapes" sometimes feels uncertain about what exactly it wants to be, its individual portions work quite well.

Feb 14, 2018 | Full Review…

Story's refusal to use narration or otherwise provide facts to establish context for her vignettes actually damages her own arguments at times.

May 5, 2017 | Full Review…

A thought-provoking tapestry.

Feb 6, 2017 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

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