Thursday, February 11, 2010

Angola 3 Film "In the Land of the Free..." – Director’s statement

An essay written by filmmaker Vadim Jean has just been released at, where Jean writes: "I believe Herman Wallace and Albert Woodfox are innocent. I believe their continued incarceration in solitary confinement is in violation of the 8th amendment of the United States constitution which forbids ‘cruel and unusual punishment’ in the land of the free. I hope the film may do its small part in helping to bring attention to this injustice. But most of all I made this film for Anita. Because to be a compassionate, kind, human being who will not stand by where there is injustice, to be the kind of person that Anita was, we must ‘just do something’. And this is my something."

Read the full essay here.

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