In the United States, three thousand death row inmates are locked in solitary confinement for fifteen, twenty, thirty years. During a one year stay in the United States, Anne-Frédérique Widmann and cartoonist Chappatte visited convicts across the country. One encounter particularly marked them: Kenneth Reams, who from his tiny cell in Arkansas, paints, composes, writes plays and married the love of his life, Isabelle. How can a human being stand up and resist, when unjustly imprisoned on death row, alone and without hope of release?
Kenneth Reams’ cell will be recreated in Pitoëff, at the center of the Festival, and on this occasion will be launched the campaign #FreeKennethReams.
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