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.