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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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The Bishop Speaking
25 October 2007 | by ilovegirforeverSee all my reviews

I haven't seen this documentary yet, but the Bishop was freed in August of this year, and He spoke at my school today. His Story is Really inspirational! It was amazing to see what God did in his life during his 51 years and 4 1/2 months in Angola. He has only been out for like 8 weeks, but he already has a cell phone, it went off a few times during his speech! He seems totally cool though. It's amazing how God can change peoples lives so dramatically.

We heard about the Bishops time before he went to Angola, and then his time changing Angola, and then his few days after being freed. I Hope This Documentary lives up to what I heard today!


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