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Two new impactful shorts from MTV Documentary Films.

Content Advisory: Films in this block may contain triggering and/or sensitive language or material, including strong language.

The story of playwright Liza Jessie Peterson's shutdown 2020 performance of her acclaimed play "The Peculiar Patriot" at Angola, the Louisiana State Penitentiary, America’s largest prison-plantation. The documentary examines what led to the shutdown of the performance, the material that confronted a system, and how the impact of Peterson's visit rippled through Angola long after the record of her visit was erased by prison authorities.

Film Contact:

Michael Tuckman


  • Year
  • Runtime
    26 minutes
  • Language
  • Country
  • Premiere
    Not applicable
  • Rating
    Strong Language
  • Director
    Cinque Northern
  • Producer
    Catherine Gund
  • Executive Producer
    Susan Sawyers, Agnes Gund, Norris Henderson, Liza Jessie Peterson
  • Cast
    Liza Jessie Peterson, Norris Henderson
  • Animator
    Creative Junkfood LLC