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Genres: Documentary
Duration: 1 hour 16 minutes
Subtitles: English
Availability: Worldwide

The Dhamma Brothers

A film by Jenny Phillips, Anne Marie Stein and Andrew Kukura

Behind the high security towers and double row of barbed wire and electrical fence at Donaldson Correction Facility dwells a host of convicts who will never see the light of day. But for some of these men, a spark is ignited when it becomes the first maximum-security prison in North America to hold an extended Vipassana retreat, an emotionally and physically demanding course of silent meditation lasting ten days.

The Dhamma Brothers tells a dramatic tale of human potential and transformation as it closely follows and documents the stories of the prison inmates who enter into this arduous and intensive program. This film, with the power to dismantle stereotypes about men behind prison bars also, in the words of Sister Helen Prejean (Dead Man Walking), “gives you hope for the human race.”

Presented by Bullfrog Films
Directed by Jenny Phillips, Anne Marie Stein and Andrew Kukura
Produced by Jenny Phillips and Anne Marie Stein
Co-Producer: Peter Broderick
Editor: Andrew Kukura
Cinematography: Jeremy Leach and Wah Ho Chan
Executive Producers: Geralyn Dreyfous, Nicole Guillemet, Jenny Phillips, Anne Marie Stein and Bestor Cram
Produced by Freedom Behind Bars Productions, LLC in association with Northern Lights Productions and The Lionheart Foundation

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