In 1983, the German energy giant RWE started digging for coal in the Garzweiler II pit. Since then, 16 villages around the mine have had to be resettled. Borschemich is next to be bulldozed away. In the 1980s, 760 people lived here--nowadays there are only 50 residents left. In 2015, the village will be gone. Against all odds, brothers Helmut and Joachim Meier run the nursery they built 30 years ago until the very end. Life is grey and lonesome, but there's one hidden place where the world still seems to be all right.
With rare access inside Pelican Bay State Prison, we hear inmates' experiences of living in long term solitary confinement. This short documentary offers a visceral snapshot of the day-in-the-life inside one of the most notorious supermax prisons in the U.S.
Alex Landau, who is African American, recalls how he nearly lost his life following a traffic stop with the Denver police. He and his mother, Patsy, who is white, remember that night and how it changed them both forever.