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The Farm: Angola, USA (1998)

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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Bob Harris (investigative reports)
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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 9 wins & 6 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Credited cast:
Bernard Addison ... Narrator (voice)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Burl Cain Burl Cain ... Himself (Angola Warden)
George Crawford George Crawford ... Himself
Wilbert Rideau Wilbert Rideau ... Himself
Vincent Simmons Vincent Simmons ... Himself
Eugene 'Bishop' Tannehill Eugene 'Bishop' Tannehill ... Himself
Logan 'Bones' Theriot Logan 'Bones' Theriot ... Himself
Ashanti Witherspoon Ashanti Witherspoon ... Himself
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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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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

17 January 1998 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Investigative Reports: The Farm - Life Inside Angola Prison See more »

Filming Locations:

Angola, Louisiana, USA See more »

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After 44 years at The Farm, Wilbert Rideau was finally released in January 2005. He had 4 trials during that time. The latest jury found him not guilty of premediation in his killing back in 1961. He was known for writing the Angolite censor-free prison newspaper. See more »

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Followed by The Farm: 10 Down (2009) See more »

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inside a real prison
7 November 2017 | by trooperbiasSee all my reviews

Burt Cain is a hero. He represents how a prison should be run. Like it or disagree Mr.Cain incorporated religion/GOD into the equation that allows some hope and a way to serve their sentence without violence.

He allowed true leadership to his employees also. There were one death sentence carried out in this documentary and he gave this man hope of an afterlife and the man asked to hold the wardens hand when put to death.

It in our opinion is murder when they put one to death but when it is your wife,mother,father etc..It tends not to be viewed as murder and becomes justified homicide.

anyway this will be viewed as one of the best prison documentaries for years to come.


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