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Tiers: A Story of the Penitentiary

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Photographed in the abandoned British Columbian penitentiary, built in 1878 and now closed, Tiers is an impressionistic recreation of life inside an old-style prison. Chilling sound and visual effects plunge the audience into the prison experience. Voices of former inmates and guards, bounced off empty walls, reflect on changes that occurred as the penal system evolved in the sixties and seventies.

1982, 18 min 30 s