Scene from the film Herman's House
Scene from the film Herman's House
Scene from the film Herman's House
Scene from the film Herman's House
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Herman's House

  • Canada
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There are 2.2 million people in jail in the U.S; more than 80,000 of those are in solitary confinement. Herman Wallace has been there longer than anyone. In 2001, he received a perspective-shifting letter from a Jackie Sumell, a young art student, who posed the provocative question: “What kind of house does a man who has lived in a six-foot-by-nine-foot cell for over 30 years dream of?” This feature documentary follows the friendship between a New York artist and one of America’s most famous inmates as they collaborate on an acclaimed art project.


  • Original Title
    Herman's House
  • Direction
  • Screenplay
    Angad Bhalla
  • Cast
    Herman Wallace, Jackie Summel
  • Cinematography
    Iris Ng; Nicolas Brault - Animation
  • Editing
    Ricardo Acosta
  • Music
    Ken Myhr
  • Sound
    Daniel Pellerin
  • Runtime
    80 min (46-90 min.)
  • Year
  • Country
    • Canada
  • Format
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