The Work (2017)
Monday 16th October 2017
Following its highly acclaimed cinema release Jairus McLeary and Gethin Aldous' award-winning feature documentary The Work arrives on UK DVD courtesy of Dogwoof on 27th November 2017.
California's notorious Folsom Prison - immortalised by Johnny Cash - houses some of the toughest inmates in the US prison system. But it has also become the site of a groundbreaking experiment that offers its prisoners a sense of hope - and helps those from the outside world make sense of their lives too.
This unique four-day group therapy session is charted in The Work, a remarkable film that looks in on prisoners and civilians going through an intense session that is as mentally tough as Folsom is physically brutal. And as vicious and merciless as this world is, the sessions offer prisoners and those from outside the walls a chance at rehabilitation, redemption and saviour.
Wowing audiences at this year's Sheffield Doc/Fest and earning the prestigious Audience Award, following its Jury Prize win at SXSW 2017, The Work is an unforgettable documentary that will leave viewers moved and shaken in equal measure. Purely observational, McLeary goes inside Folsom Prison to document a four-day group therapy session between inmates and men from the outside. The result is a raw an intimate account of redemption and rehabilitation.
- Sheffield Doc/Fest Q&A with directors Jairus McLeary and Gethin Aldous
- Theatrical trailer