Well Contested Sites (2013)
14min · Short, Drama · 20 March 2013
Well Contested Sites, draws upon formerly incarcerated men's experiences and physical memories. The title of the piece stems from the idea that a prisoner's body is a contested site: its presence or absence, its power and its vulnerability, are all intensely realized in prisons, institutions that emphasize segregation, solitude and physical containment Using innovative camera and editing techniques, while maintaining an emphasis on the composition of movement as the primary expressive tool, Well Contested Sites reaches multiple audiences: for people who seldom think about incarceration, the aesthetics of the film provide a window into the issue; for those who think about the issue often, the film provides the opportunity to experience the impact of incarceration in a different way, divergent from discussion.
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