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by Camilla Magid


In the economically depressed neighborhoods of South Central Los Angeles it’s far too easy to get on the wrong side of the law. One fateful day 42-year-old Brian, who has just been released from serving a long prison sentence, experienced it firsthand. The vicious cycle of social determination, however, also begins to effect the lives of teenager Juan and seven-year-old Gianni. The debuting director immerses herself in the depths of human vulnerability in order to draw out fragments of hope.

international title: Land of the Free
original title: Land of the Free
country: Denmark, Finland
year: 2017
genre: documentary
directed by: Camilla Magid
film run: 95'
screenplay: Camilla Magid, Stine Fischer Christensen
cinematography by: Consuelo Althouse
film editing: Rasmus Stensgaard Madsen
music: Manoj Ramdas
producer: Heidi Elise Christensen, Signe Byrge Sørensen
production: Final Cut for Real, Tuffi Films