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Sept 8

Herman’s House

Dir. Angad Bhalla USA 80 min Not Rated

2012

Special Screening with panel discussion, presented with Urban League of Nebraska.

Herman Wallace, one of the Angola Three, spent more than 40 years in solitary confinement for a crime he vehemently denied. He was released from prison in 2013, just a few days before his death from liver cancer. HERMAN’S HOUSE is a moving account of the remarkable expression his struggle found in an unusual project proposed by artist Jackie Sumell, which asked Wallace to imagine his dream home. What began as a simple exercise evolved into a multimedia investigation of justice and punishment in America. The film takes us inside the duo’s unlikely 12-year friendship, revealing the transformative power of art.

After the film, Urban League of Nebraska Young Professionasl Civic Engagement Committee Chair Jasmine Harris will moderate a panel discussion with Amy Miller, Legal Director, ACLU of Nebraska; Ben Steiner, Associate Professor, UNO School of Criminology and Criminal Justice; Garry Kern, former offender and current anti-recidivism advocate; and Dominique Morgan, a musician and activist who spent time in solitary confinement.

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