a film by Angad Bhalla
(director will not be present)
co-sponsored by Stop Mass Incarceration Network - Chicago and Prisoners Revolutionary Literature Fund
Herman Wallace, Albert Woodfox, and Robert King are the Angola 3, framed for murder while in prison, in retaliation for starting one of the first prison chapters of the Black Panther Party and exposing conditions at Louisiana's Angola Prison. Herman Wallace has spent more than 40 years in a 6-by-9-foot cell, more time in solitary confinement than any other prisoner.
Herman's House is a moving account of the remarkable expression his struggle found in an unusual project proposed by artist Jackie Sumell. Imagining Wallace's "dream home" began as a game and became an interrogation of justice and punishment in America. The film takes us inside the duo's unlikely 12-year friendship, revealing the transformative power of art.
This film sheds light on the brutal conditions of solitary confinement that have given rise to the heroic hunger strike now taking place in California's prisons.