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Angad Bhalla / Canada / 2012 / 81 ' / English


Ricardo Acosta
Angad Bhalla
Iris Ng
Nicolas Brault
Daniel Pellerin
Ken Myhr
Lisa Valencia-Svensson

Awards & Festivals

Official Selection, True / False Film Festival, Columbia, MO, 2012
Official Selection, Hot Docs, Toronto, Canada, 2012
Official Selection, Mid-Atlantic Black Film Festival, Norfolk, VA, 2012
Official Selection, Open Roof Festival, Toronto, Canada, 2012
Official Selection, Prescott Film Festival, Prescott, AZ, 2012
Official Selection, Int’l South Asian Film Festival of Mississauga, Mississauga, Canada, 2012
Official Selection, Harlem Int’l Film Festival, New York, NY, 2012
Official Selection, San Francisco Int’l South Asian Film Festival, San Francisco, 2012
Official Selection, Camden Int’l Film Festival, Rockland, ME, 2012
Official Selection, Hamptons Int’l Film Festival, East Hampton, NY, 2012
Official Selection, Antenna Documentary Festival, Sydney, Australia, 2012
Official Selection, New Orleans Film Festival, Louisianna, 2012
Official Selection, United Nations Association Film Festival, Oakland, CA, 2012
Official Selection, Rencontres Internationales Documentaire De Montreal, Montreal, QC, 2012
Official Selection, Big Sky Documentary Film Festival, Missoula, MT, 2013
Official Selection, Frequency Film Festival, San Diego, CA, 2013
Official Selection, Festival de Lasalle en Cevennes, France, 2013
Official Selection, Crossroads Festival, Graz, Austria, 2013
Official Selection, Hot Springs Documentary Film Festival, Hot Springs, AK, 2012
Official Selection, Festival Internacional del Nuevo Cine Latinoamericano, Havana, Cuba, 2013
Official Selection, ViBGYOR Int’l Film Festival, Thrissur, Kerala, India, 2014
Official Selection, Mumbai Int’l Film Festival, Mumbai, India, 2014

Upcoming Screenings

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In Production

A compelling doc about an artist who won't give up on the dreams of America's longest serving solitary confinement prisoner, Black Panther Herman Wallace.


The injustice of solitary confinement and the transformative power of art are explored in Herman’s House, a feature documentary that follows the unlikely friendship between a New York artist and one of America’s most famous inmates as they collaborate on an acclaimed art project.

In 1972, New Orleans native Herman Joshua Wallace (b. 1941) was serving a 25-year sentence for bank robbery when he was accused of murdering an Angola Prison guard and thrown into solitary confinement. Many believed him wrongfully convicted. Appeals were made but Herman remained in jail and—to increasingly widespread outrage—in solitary. Years passed with one day much like the next. Then in 2001 Herman received a perspectiveshifting letter from a Jackie Sumell, a young art student, who posed the provocative question:

What kind of house dows a man who has lived in a six-foot-by-nine-foot cell for 30 years dream of?


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