Herman’s House

Angad Singh Bhalla
| Canada
| 2012
| 81 min

“What kind of house does a man who has lived in a six-foot-by-nine cell for over 30 years dream of?” This was the question Herman J. Wallace was asked by Jackie Sumell, a young art student he’d never met. In 1972, Herman was already serving a 25-year prison sentence when he was wrongfully convicted of murdering a prison guard and sentenced to solitary confinement. He’s been there ever since. Herman’s House is a compassionate and forceful film that follows this surprising and gripping story of an unlikely friendship between an artist and a prisoner, charting the odyssey that unfolds from that one simple question.

Angad Singh Bhalla
Lisa Valencia-Svensson
Australian Premiere
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