Follow Me Down: Portraits of Louisiana Prison Musicians by Ben Harbert

Event Date: 

Monday, October 15, 2012 - 6:00pm

Event Location: 

  • UCSB Multicultural Center

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Follow Me Down (2012) is a feature-length documentary about music in prisons. Instead of bright lights and big stages, these musicians rap in the fields while picking okra, soothe themselves with R&B in lockdown and create a cappella gospel harmonies. With unprecedented access, Harbert's film offers an unexpected look at prison life, music, criminality, regret, redemption, and the humanity in us all.