Reel Work Labor Film Festival Together to End Solitary, Cruel and Unusual – the Story of the Angola 3

March 20, 2018


Three black men, with together over 113 years in solitary confinement torture in the USA, were framed for organizing against injustice inside Angola Prison in Louisiana. The film follows their decades-long struggle for justice and the building of a national and international movement to end solitary confinement.


  • Craig Haney, PhD in Psychology, Juris Doctorate (JD), academic specialization in psychology and law; expert witness in Angola's lawsuit in Louisiana, Ashker V. Brown in California, January 17, 2018 Canadian ban on federal indefinite solitary confinement, and numerous lawsuits on behalf of incarcerated people; UCSC Distinguished Professor of Psychology, UC Presidential Chair, 2015-2018, Co-Director, UC Criminal Justice & Health Consortium.
  • Marie Levin, African American woman, organizer, and minister, California Families Against Solitary Confinement, Essie Justice Group, NLGSF Prisoner Advocacy Network, Prisoner Hunger Strike Solidarity Coalition, owner of MOMM's Pastries, employer of formerly incarcerated people; sister of Sitawa Nantambu Jamaa, co-author of the Agreement to End Hostilities, and one of four principle negotiators for Califronia prisoners challenging conditions in California's Security Housing Units (SHU) and general prison population.

Co-hosts: UC Presidential Chair, CA Families Against Solitary Confinement, End Solitary Santa Cruz

Co-sponsors: Peace and Freedom Party Santa Cruz County; Temple Beth El, UCSC Legal Studies Program