Academy Award-Nominated Documentary Shorts, Prog. B
Friday, January 31 - Thursday, March 6, 2014
Prison Terminal: The Last Days of Private Jack Hall (Edgar Barens, USA, 40 min) A moving cinema verité documentary that breaks through the walls of one of America’s oldest maximum security prisons to tell the story of the final months in the life of a terminally ill prisoner, Jack Hall and the hospice volunteers, they themselves prisoners, who care for him. The film draws from footage shot over a six‐month period behind the walls of the Iowa State Penitentiary and provides a fascinating and often poignant account of how the hospice experience can profoundly touch even the forsaken lives of the incarcerated.