A Peculiar Silence

26 mins


A Peculiar Silence tells the story of playwright Liza Jessie Peterson, whose acclaimed play “The Peculiar Patriot” was shut down mid-performance at the Louisiana State Penitentiary, commonly known as Angola Prison. This film examines how one woman’s play challenged the country’s largest prison-plantation and impacted the incarcerated men long after the record of her visit was erased by the institution’s administration.

Colorado Premiere

Production Team

Cinque Northern

Film Contact

Festival Screenings

Featured in the 2022 Mountainfilm Festival.
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