Tuesday, June 04, 2013

The ACLU of Louisiana presents the documentary, "Herman's House"

The ACLU of Louisiana is presenting the documentary, "Herman's House" June 27, 2013 at Fairfield Studios, 1510 Fairfield Ave  Shreveport, LA 71101 AT 7pm.

Herman Wallace may be the longest-serving prisoner in solitary confinement in the United States—he spent more than 40 years in a 6-by-9-foot cell in Louisiana. Imprisoned in 1967 for a robbery he admits, he was subsequently sentenced to life for a killing he vehemently denies. Many believed him wrongfully convicted. Appeals were made but Herman remained in jail and—to increasingly widespread outrage—in solitary. Years passed with one day much like the next.

Then in 2001 Herman received a perspective shifting letter from a Jackie Sumell, a young art student, who posed the provocative question:

Herman's House is a moving account of the remarkable expression his struggle found in an unusual project proposed by artist Jackie Sumell. Imagining Wallace's "dream home" began as a game and became an interrogation of justice and punishment in America. The film takes us inside the duo's unlikely 12-year friendship, revealing the transformative power of art.

A Q&A will follow with distinguished panelists including
Robert KingOnly Free Member of the Angola 3, Released After 29 Years in Solitary via Skype or telephone
Judge Sheva Sims - Shreveport City Court
Lloyd Thompson- Executive Director of the NAACP Shreveport Chapter
Moderator will be Dr. Edward Ragan- Director of Educational Outreach - Centenary College
The Facebook Event is here.

Light refreshments will be served.

For more information please contact:
Deborah Allen

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