Serving Life

Serving Life

Director: Lisa R. Cohen

Cast: Lisa R. Cohen, Forest Whitaker

     
 
Director Lisa Cohen's gritty yet heartfelt documentary Serving Life takes viewers inside one of the most brutal of all U.S. prisons, the Louisiana State Penitentiary in Angola. It's a maximum security facility conceived and designed for violent offenders, and most residents end up serving sentences in excess of 90 years - which means that 85% of them die behind

Overview

Director Lisa Cohen's gritty yet heartfelt documentary Serving Life takes viewers inside one of the most brutal of all U.S. prisons, the Louisiana State Penitentiary in Angola. It's a maximum security facility conceived and designed for violent offenders, and most residents end up serving sentences in excess of 90 years - which means that 85% of them die behind bars. Intriguingly, though, a wellspring of compassion exists inside of the prison, which forms the narrative basis of Cohen's film. This is a hospice program, where jaded, seemingly unreachable criminals are assigned to care for fellow inmates on the prisoners' deathbeds. The result is often a journey of personal and spiritual transcendence that may give participants the only conceivable possibility of rehabilitation.

Product Details

Release Date:
01/17/2012
UPC:
0829567078327
Original Release:
2011
Rating:
NR
Source:
Virgil Films
Region Code:
1
Time:
1:20:00
Sales rank:
39,135

Special Features

Introductions from Oprah and Rosie O'Donnell; Serving Life Promo; Snap In Scenes; Coming Attractions; ; Closed Caption

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Forest Whitaker Voice Only

Technical Credits
Lisa R. Cohen Director,Producer,Screenwriter
Pamela Scott Arnold Editor
Molly M. Fowler Executive Producer
Heather Marshall Producer
Heather Marshall Sound/Sound Designer
Tom Mason Cinematographer
Kat Patterson Cinematographer
Kristine Sabat Executive Producer
Mercury Sound Sound/Sound Designer
Nick Stuart Executive Producer
Jeca Taudte Producer
Sean Vaughn Cinematographer
Joe Venafro Cinematographer
W.G. "Snuffy" Walden Score Composer
Forest Whitaker Executive Producer

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Serving Life
1. Chapter 1 [:45]
2. Chapter 2 [1:02]
3. Chapter 3 [9:05]
4. Chapter 4 [7:46]
5. Chapter 5 [8:44]
6. Chapter 6 [5:44]
7. Chapter 7 [5:26]
8. Chapter 8 [10:36]
9. Chapter 9 [3:14]
10. Chapter 10 [8:10]
11. Chapter 11 [:07]
12. Chapter 12 [3:56]

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