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31 Ratings

Prisoner of the Iron Bars

O Prisioneiro da Grade de Ferro

Directed by Paulo Sacramento
Brazil, 2004


In 2002, the greatest prison in Latin America, Complex Carandiru, was demolished. A couple of months before its implosion, director Paulo Sacramento trained some inmates and together with his crew, they produced many hours of footage, showing daily life in prison.

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Prisoner of the Iron Bars Directed by Paulo Sacramento

Awards & Festivals

Tribeca Film Festival

2004 | Winner: Best New Documentary Filmmaker

Rio de Janeiro International Film Festival

2003 | Winner: Special Jury Prize

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