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The Work

Estados Unidos, 2017
Documental

Sinopsis

Set inside a single room in Folsom Prison, “The Work” follows three men from outside as they participate in a four-day group therapy retreat with level-four convicts.

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The Work Dirigida por Jairus McLeary, Gethin Aldous
McLeary and Aldous trust the process completely. It took several years for the filmmakers to obtain access to the high-security prison. . . . Yet their approach doesn’t seem encumbered by these circumstances; rather, it feels both immersive and in tune with the volatile nature of their subject.
March 16, 2018
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Some might invoke voyeurism to describe the above, but doing so can say more about the viewer than it does of what and who is being viewed. For when we are privileged to watch, others have afforded us that privilege. . . . In fact, in a film like The Work, with its multiple layers of privileged access and precariously obtained permissions from an array of potentially volatile participants, you’re not just being allowed to see. Your sight is essential. Seeing and being seen is the point.
November 02, 2017
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Opening an aperture into a process so ego-stripping that it feels unseemly to witness, “The Work” is enlightening yet also punishing. Even more disturbing than one of the crimes described — and the near-constant background howls — is the convicts’ willingness to bare their souls for the nosing-around camera.
October 26, 2017
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