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The Farm: Angola, USA (1998)

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Documentary depicting day to day life in Angola Prison mostly from an inmate's perspective. Interviews are with several inmates including one with a life sentence who is about to die.

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Documentary depicting day to day life in Angola Prison mostly from an inmate's perspective. Interviews are with several inmates including one with a life sentence who is about to die.

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Enter the gateway to hell and meet the men who call it home.

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Eugene 'Bishop' Tannehill was finally released from prison in August 2007 after then-Louisiana governor Kathleen Blanco commuted his life sentence. See more »

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One Of The Best Documentaries I've Ever Seen
5 July 1999 | by (Destin, Florida) – See all my reviews

"The Farm" is an absolutely powerful look at the lives of inmates at Angola Prison. It is inspiring to see that some of these men haven't given up on life, in spite of parole denials and other obstacles. The movie belongs on the short list of recent documentaries that transcend the genre. Films like "Crumb" and "The Thin Blue Line" and "Four Little Girls". A must see. It is impossible to come away from this extraordinary film without being moved.


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