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Hakim's Tale

HAKIM'S TALE (2016-2018) was a collaborative video installation, created with composer Gelsey Bell, drawn from our performance Prisoner's Song. The final installation was sprojected directly onto the crumbling walls of a former solitary cell of the historic Eastern State Penitentiary, a crucial site in the deployment of solitary confinement in the US.


Formerly incarcerated activist Hakim Ali interviewed by Erik Ruin and Brett Story. Imagery by Erik Ruin. Audio editing and soundtrack by Gelsey Bell. Animation by Nicole Rodrigues.

Documentary video by RIch Wexler.

More info can be found here.

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