2017 Canadian Screen Awards
Reviews & Interviews
"Unexpectedly moving... an unsettling mural of systemic damage." NYTimes CRITICS' PICK
"Story's film illuminates a void"
"The film we need in the present moment of the carceral state."
— Judah Schept, Antipode
— Winner: Special Jury Prize - Canadian Feature Documentary, Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival
— Winner: The Colin Low Award for Canadian Documentary, DOXA Documentary Film Festival
"Brilliant meditation on all kinds of imprisonment."
— Winner: EDA Award for Best Female-Directed Documentary Feature, Alliance of Women Film Journalists
"An ingenious, prismatic approach" with "a consistent formal beauty."
"offering a new visual frame through which we 'see' the prison operating in our midst"
- Interview with Independent Lens by PBS
"Story’s method is contemplative rather than urgent"
"A cinematic journey through a series of seemingly ordinary American landscapes"
"Artfully made, lyrically filmed… an unsentimental look at the ways prisons shape life outside their walls."
"An impressive, genre-subverting work."
"An incredible new documentary...which shines a harsh light on America's prison archipelago"
— Podcast with The Dig
"It is as if prisons, and the people inside them, have been disappeared"
"lush, lyrical imagery and a meditative pace to create a haunting examination of the prison system’s imprint"
"The strongest of [True/False’s] three world premieres."
"Masterful collections of vignettes" with "aesthetic adventurousness."
"Chilling and beautiful."