Cleveland International Film Festival } April 7 – April 20, 2021

The Box

Year: 2014
Country: United States
Run Time: 5 minutes

The Box

Every year, thousands of teens are placed in solitary confinement cells in juvenile halls, jails and prisons nationwide. This animation tells the story of Ismael "Izzy" Nazario and the time he spent in solitary confinement in New York City's Rikers Island jail. This story is based on an investigation by The Center for Investigative Reporting and was created using real audio from an interview with Nazario. It features music from Yasiin Bey, formerly known as Mos Def, and is part of a larger investigation on juveniles in solitary confinement.

CIFF39 Screenings

Tower City Cinemas

Tuesday, March 24, 2015 at 9:00 PM -
Tuesday, March 24, 2015 at 10:40 PM

Shorts Program
African Diaspora Shorts Program

Illustrations
Anna Vignet

Director of Animation
Zach Medow

Director
Michael Schiller

Producer
The Center for Investigative Reporting

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