Vadim Jean’s “In the Land of the Free”
Wednesday, June 16, 2010
Vadim Jean, director of "In the Land of the Free," along with Robert King , discuss the Angola 3—Herman Wallace, Albert Woodfox and Robert King—who’ve spent a combined century in solitary confinement in Angola, the Louisiana State Penitentiary.
Targeted by prison officials for being members of the Black Panther Party and for speaking out against prison conditions, they were convicted of the murder of a prison guard, a verdict they continue to challenge and for which new evidence continues to emerge.
“In the Land of the Free,” is playing at the Walter Reade Cinema at Lincoln Center, shown as part of Human Rights Watch Film Festival, Wednesday, June 16, at 6:30 pm, and Thursday, June 17, at 9:00 pm. More information and tickets here.