Three men - 100 years in solitary confinement - In America - Today

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The story of the Angola 3

“Cruel & Unusual” is the story of three men who have spent longer in solitary confinement than any other prisoners in the US because of the murder of a prison guard in 1972 at Angola, the Louisiana state penitentiary.

Robert King, Herman Wallace and Albert Woodfox were convicted by bribed and blind eye witnesses and with no physical evidence. Targeted as members of the Black Panther party the film follows their struggle against the miscarriage of justice and their cruel and unusual treatment.

Their story culminated in 2016 with the release of Albert Woodfox after 43 years in solitary confinement.

Official trailer

“... the sheer overwhelming enormity of this injustice pierces through, poignantly, again and again. It’s a stark depiction of the way racism functions in concert with the criminal justice system — the ultimate tragedy of American society.”

Katie Walsh, LA Times

See the film

The UK television premier is at 9:00pm on Saturday, on More4.

For US distribution contact

Thank you to our supporters

Here is a huge thank you with love and gratitude to all our Kickstarter supporters who helped us raise enough money to fund the US cinema release of the film in May and June 2017.

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