Other Prisoners

  • Other Prisoners

  • Artist: Stephen Roszell
  • Year: 1987
  • Duration: 59:00
  • Country: United States
  • Other Prisoners, 1987 - Stories from a Kentucky prison, through the eyes of the guards who work within. This anecdotal history incorporating tales from a crusty old school officer, an inmate prostitute, a terribly nervous tower-guard, a convict banker, and a guard-turn-inmate records a very existential prison reality. Finally meant as skewed model for our own society, Othedr Prisoners is no more about criminal jusctice than Moby Dick is about the whaling industry. I saw in guards and inmates a way to explore an essential human struggle figuring out what to do with one s time in lifce (in prison this takes on religious proportions). I distilled from the inmates and their systems an atmosphere of sadness, cruelty and hopelessness, while the guards seemes heroic in their alienation from their world; in their effort to laugh at what is ironic and absurd arounf them and in their attempts and inevitable failure to dodge the things that finally corrupt them.

  • Accession #: 1746a
  • Distribution Status: In Distribution
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