Half a Square Meter of Freedom (2018)

Portraits of prisoners as artists and of their art, testimonies from professionals collected in multiple countries open our eyes to an unknown reality: the art created behind bars. The film... See full summary »

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Cast

Credited cast:
Peter Echtermeyer Peter Echtermeyer ... Himself - President of Art and Prison, Berlin
David Gussak David Gussak ... Himself - Art Therapist, Chair of the Art Therapy department of the Florida State University, USA
Jean-Marc Le Bruman Jean-Marc Le Bruman ... Himself - Cultural Coordinator in St. Maur prison, France.
Caroline Delépine Caroline Delépine ... Herself - Artist, Art Educator in Réau prison, France
Berthet Mahouahoua Berthet Mahouahoua ... Berthet One - Artist, Former inmate
Tim Robertson Tim Robertson ... Himself - The Koestler Trust, CEO, London
Jean-Claude Pautot Jean-Claude Pautot ... Himself - Artist, Former inmate
Tim Snowdon Tim Snowdon ... Himself - President, Changing Tunes, United Kingdom
Thierry Thierry ... Himself - Inmate, Artist
Zigor Zigor ... Himself - Inmate, Artist
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Sharon Brown Sharon Brown ... Herself - Artist, Former inmate, Koestler exhibition guide, London
Dany Dany ... Himself
Christel Drouet Christel Drouet ... Herself - Prison Governor, St. Maur, France
Ernesto Ernesto ... Himself
Sylvie Frigon Sylvie Frigon ... Herself - Criminologist, University professor, Ottawa, Canada
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Storyline

Portraits of prisoners as artists and of their art, testimonies from professionals collected in multiple countries open our eyes to an unknown reality: the art created behind bars. The film makes us reflect on the role of prison in our societies, on the dark and the light side in every man and woman, on the capacity of anyone to change, and on the essential role of artistic activities. It highlights their positive effects on those who can access them. Written by Poirier Films

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Plot Keywords:

inmates | art | society | prison | humanity | See All (5) »

Taglines:

"Art is the shortest path from man to man." André Malraux (1901-1976)

Genres:

Documentary

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Country:

France

Language:

English | French | German

Release Date:

18 May 2018 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Un demi-mètre carré de liberté See more »

Filming Locations:

London, England, UK See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Poirier Films See more »
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Technical Specs

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Sound Mix:

Stereo | D-Cinema 48kHz 5.1

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
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