BIFF 2020
Checkpoints

Solitary

ORIGINAL TITLE:
Solitary
USA/ 2016/ 1 t. 22 min.
LANGUAGE:
engelsk
UNDERTEKSTER:
uten
DIRECTOR:
Kristi Jacobson
WRITER:
Kristi Jacobson
CINEMATOGRAPHER:
Nelson Hume
PRODUCER:
Julie Goldman, Kristi Jacobson, Katie Mitchell
All by their lonesome

It’s estimated that around one hundred thousand US inmates are in solitary confinement, a number which has been criticized by both president Obama and the Pope. The biggest debate concerning isolation in prisons, however, is whether the treatment constitutes torture. In SOLITARY director Kristi Jacobson complicates this already difficult issue by taking the audience on a tour of a supermax prison and introducing us to prisoners who are considered such a risk to both prison staff and other inmates that isolation seems like the only feasible option.

 

Kristi Jacobson

Kristi Jacobson (USA, 1971) Filmography: A PLACE AT THE TABLE (2012), TOOTS (2006), AMERICAN STANDOFF (2002)