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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.

Writer:

Bob Harris (investigative reports)
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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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George "Ashanti" Witherspoon was released from prison in the summer of 1999 and officially paroled in December of 1999. See more »

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

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One Of The Best Documentaries I've Ever Seen
5 July 1999 | by Pumpkin-22See 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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