The Prison in Twelve Landscapes

USA / 2016 / 87 minutes / NR

An essential documentary, Brett Story’s incisive, investigative, and wide-ranging The Prison in Twelve Landscape is an examination of the prison and its place — social, economic, and psychological — in American society.


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  • Director

    Brett Story

  • "An ingenious, prismatic approach… subtly and artfully registers how mass incarceration affects society in ways the public can’t always see."

    Variety
  • "Fascinating. An unsentimental look at the ways prisons shape life outside their walls."

    The Hollywood Reporter
  • "A profound and political film that, while not sensational, is quietly shocking."

    Filmmaker Magazine
  • "By looking at America’s penal system from a multitude of unconventional angles, Story delivers an immersive, absorbing, and damning film."

    POV Magazine

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