Herman's House

Herman's House

DVD - 2013
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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.
Publisher: [New York] : First Run Features, [2013]
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (81 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.

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wiredonjava
Oct 16, 2015

80,000 prisoners in solitary confinement from 2.3 million incarcerated in USA. Quite the industry!

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ms_mustard
Sep 03, 2015

good doc of a very sad, inhumane situation. revenge of the state is not easy listening. Jackie's activist art projects - the isolation cell and the model for Herman's house - are fascinating.

sdml6 Oct 26, 2014

I found this very interesting & worth watching. Glad I came across it. I recommend others watch it.

anitabean Feb 14, 2014

This is an extraordinary documentary. I as astounded to see what inhumane conditions those prisoners confined to solitary must endure. It really is akin to torture to keep a person in a 6x9' cell for literally DECADES. The relationship that develops between the artist and prisoner is deeply touching and carries the film. I highly recommend this movie.

aaa5756 Sep 08, 2013

It was O.K for a home TV movie. I was entertained and interesting. But it was NOT worth the long library wait or the price to rent from a Red Box. I fast forwarded a lot but not all the way.

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