THE WORK
Documentary Feature | 87 minutes

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Directed By
Jairus McLeary
Gethin Aldous

Produced By
Alice Henty
Jairus McLeary
Angela Sostre
Eon McLeary
Miles McLeary


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2017 | English | USA

Twice a year, the maximum-security Folsom State Prison allows free citizens from the outside to participate in an intensive group therapy program with the incarcerated men on the inside. With unprecedented access, directors Jairus McLeary and Gethin Aldous document these raw and revealing sessions—capturing harrowing moments of human vulnerability, catharsis, and connection in the process. Awarded the Best Documentary at the 2017 SXSW Film Festival, THE WORK is an extraordinary feat of verité filmmaking that looks behind prison walls to reveal a movement of redemption that transcends what we think of as rehabilitation.