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Herman's House is a moving account of an unusual project proposed by artist Jackie Sumell to build a home for Herman Wallace, who was one of the "Angola 3" prisoners locked up for more than 40 years in a 6-by-9-foot cell in solitary confinement in Louisiana.
"The Angola Three consist of three prison inmates – Robert Hillary King (born Robert King Wilkerson), Albert Woodfox and Herman Wallace – who were put in solitary confinement in Louisiana State Penitentiary, a.k.a. Angola Prison, after the 1972 killing of a prison guard. Robert King spent 29 years in solitary confinement before his conviction was overturned and he was released. Wallace, before being released October 1, 2013, and Woodfox spent 40 years of solitary confinement as of 2013. In July 2013 Amnesty International called for the release of 71-year-old Herman Wallace, who had advanced liver cancer." (source Wikipedia)
Herman Wallace might have been the longest serving prisoner in solitary confinement in the United States. He died of cancer just two days after the judge ordered his release from Angola Prison never realizing Jackie Surnell's dream, but feeling the taste of freedom in the final moments of his life.
This documentary was directed by the first-time director Angad Singh Bhalla.
Austin Documentary Fans will be hosting this event which starts at 6:00 PM on January 22, 2014. Q&A at 7:25PM
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Herman Wallace Dies Just Days After Being Released from 40+ Years in Solitary
Angola 3 Inmate Tastes Brief, 'Bittersweet' Freedom
For Herman Wallace, solitary confinement amounted to a death sentence
For Herman Wallace, solitary confine
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