Coming in April on FRONTLINE
April 1, 2014, 1:46 pm ET
This April, FRONTLINE presents two new, raw, explosive films that explore America’s fixation on incarceration.
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With extraordinary access, award-winning producer and director Dan Edge (Inside Japan’s Nuclear Meltdown, Kill/Capture, The Wounded Platoon) takes you to the epicenter of the raging debate about prison reform.
Also don’t miss an encore presentation of one of our most-talked-about films of 2014.
Here’s a closer look at our April lineup:
April 8: Secret State of North Korea (Encore Presentation)
FRONTLINE’s Secret State of North Korea delivers a rare and revelatory glimpse at life under Kim Jong-un, drawing on stunning undercover footage smuggled from inside the country, as well as interviews with defectors who are working to try to chisel away at the regime’s influence in surprising ways.
April 22: Solitary Nation
About 80,000 Americans are held in solitary confinement on any given day. In Solitary Nation, FRONTLINE deeply examines the use and impact of this controversial practice—and takes an unprecedented look at life inside solitary at a maximum security prison in Maine.
“People think the solitude is what drives prisoners crazy, but it’s actually the noise,” Edge says. “It’s so loud and awful and it never stops.”
April 29: Prison State
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