9th Fica:”Free Men”, a documentary on resilience projected in Algiers


The documentary “Free Men”, an unusual story of an American detainee by the Swiss investigative journalist, Anne-Frédérique Widmann, was screened, Wednesday, at the 9th International Film Festival of Algiers (Fica), dedicated to the engaged film.


On the fifth day of the festival, which featured nine documentaries, “Free Men” investigates the unusual story of a young detainee, Kenneth Reams, wrongfully convicted of a crime.

At the age of 18, Kenneth was unjustly imprisoned in the Arkansas prison in the United States, and did not lose hope of escaping one day from this infernal enclosure which he describes as a zoo.

In an hour and a half, Anne-Frédérique, relates, in detail, the facts of this poignant story. Also supported by testimonials from his family, including his mother, the director highlighted the resilience of this inmate artist who managed to overcome the walls of Arkansas, creating a reality other than that imposed by isolation and solitude.





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