Doc Of The Month: The Work

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A powerful observational documentary Set inside a single room in Folsom Prison, *The Work *follows three men from outside as they participate in a four-day group therapy retreat with level-four convicts. Over the four days, each man in the room takes his turn at delving deep into his past. The raw and revealing process that the incarcerated men undertake exceeds the expectations of the free men, ripping them out of their comfort zones and forcing them to see themselves and the prisoners in unexpected ways. *The Work *offers a powerful and rare look past the cinder block walls, steel doors and the dehumanising tropes in our culture to reveal a movement of change and redemption.

★★★★★

"Life changing stuff"

Metro***★★★★★*

Total Film***★★★★★*

The Upcoming

From tears to a standing ovation, audiences have been blown away by the film at preview screenings. ""Everyone should see this film. A masterpiece."

" This is a film about whether you can 'recover' the pieces of yourself in a meaningful way and it is a superior film for being able to highlight that many of the men on either side of the prison gate share similar issues surrounding childhoods, trust and absent fathers" ★★★★ Joo - kinokulture cinema

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Awards:

Grand Jury Prize for Best Documentary at SXSW

Audience Award at Sheffield Doc/Fest

Director: Jairus McLeary, Gethin Aldous

USA 2017

Run time: 87 mins

*"This project is supported by Film Hub North West Central, proud to be a member of the BFI Film Audience Network" *

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