In this video by Cali Bondad and Gabrielle Canon, viewers get an idea of life inside the Pelican Bay State Prison's Security Housing Unit (SHU). Solitary confinement in the SHU means that inmates are required to spend 22.5 hours a day in a windowless cell without any human contact. In this short documentary, Our Voices Are Rarely Heard, the filmmakers recorded inmates' experiences in the facility. The film aims to provide "a cinematic glimpse of the personal anguish and monotony described by inmates living in long-term isolation," Bondad wrote in an email. You can read the article that accompanies the film on Medium. Our Voices Are Rarely Heard was produced by the production company Sister.
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