Monday, July 27, 2020
PRISON CIRCLE (2019) Japan Cuts 2020
Intriguing look at a prison program that aims to help prisoners come to terms with what they did and to help make them ready for life outside of prison.
One of the of the better prison documentary I've seen recently makes you wonder how the program would work in the United States. Actually the treatment of prisoners in the Japanese prison makes you wonder why we are so set on abusing our prisoners instead of trying to actual help the prisoners.
The one thing that is going to make this is a tough slog fo some is that in accordance with Japanese law all the faces of the prisoners and prison guards are blurred. It makes for an odd viewing experience since you are forced to go along with it to be able to follow all the prisoners.
For information on this or other Japan Cuts Films go here.