Video Visit

Each week, scores of people visit the Brooklyn Public Library to see their incarcerated loved ones via a free video call. For many, the imperfect, virtual interactions of the so-called video visits are preferable to the traumatizing and humiliating process of traveling to New York City's notorious Rikers Island jail. "Video Visit" tells the story of two mothers and their sons, and the librarians who negotiate daily with the Department of Corrections (and a growing for-profit prison telecoms industry) in an effort to keep the families connected.

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Film Screenings

Mar 14, 9:00am CDT – Mar 21, 9:00am CDT
9:00am10:37am
Availability:United States

Credits

Director:

Malika Zouhali-Worrall

Executive Producer:

Charlotte Cook

Producer:

Malika Zouhali-Worrall

Cinematographer:

Naiti Gámez

Editor:

Rabab Haj Yahya

Sound Designer:

Arjun G. Sheth

Music:

Roger Suen

Contact

Publicity Contact:

Layla Hancock Piper
layla@cineticmedia.com

Details

Primary Entry:
Platinum Badge
Film Badge
Secondary Entry:
Music Badge
Interactive Badge
Film Festival Wristband
Year:

2021

Genre:

Documentary

Screening in:

Documentary Shorts Program 2

Screening Section:

Documentary Shorts Competition presented by IMDbPro

Screening Category:

Documentary Short

Country:

United States

Language:

English, Polish with English Subtitles

Runtime:

22 mins