AT NIGHT I FLY

By Michel WENZER

THE YELLOW AFFAIR - as SALES All rights, World

Documentary - Completed 2010

A look into New Folsom Prison, California. You start out thinking that these prisoners are your polar opposite, and then you realize, theyre just like you.

    • Year of production
    • 2010
    • Genres
    • Documentary
    • Countries
    • SWEDEN
    • Languages
    • ENGLISH
    • Director(s)
    • Michel WENZER
    • Writer(s)
    • Michel WENZER
    • Producer(s)
    • Tobias JANSON (Story AB)
    • Synopsis
    • AT NIGHT I FLY is a unique documentary exploring the dark heart and soul of a maximum-security prison in the United States. It exposes the brutality, the bleakness and the heart-sapping reality of a life shut off from the real world. It shows the micro-politics, the social prejudices, the violence of a community that is forced to survive without hope. But through all this darkness come cracks of light. The sounds of gospel, hip-hop, the blues, and even poetry open up a new world. As these men bravely dig deep to find a greater understanding of themselves we see in them unexpected qualities: love, compassion, brotherhood and great insightfulness. We may have started off this journey thinking that these men are alien, our polar opposites, but by the end, we can’t help but see ourselves.
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