40 Years

Marginalized from the rest of civilization, just 12 miles north of the Golden Gate lies a Spanish-like fortress that for centuries has quarantined societies’ 'most flawed and unsalvageable'. 40 Years takes viewers on a brief journey into the fortress, past the facade and into the mind of 65 year old Lonnie Morris, a prisoner who was given the life sentence for a crime he committed when he was 25. Though he lives knowing there's a slim chance he will ever be free, Morris has since dedicated his life to helping change the generational cycle of urban youth and crime-lead communities.

  • Christina Galanakis
  • Christina Galanakis
  • Christina Galanakis
  • Lonnie Morris
    Key Cast
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  • Runtime:
    15 minutes 2 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    May 13, 2017
  • Production Budget:
    5,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Shooting Format:
    Super 35mm
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  • Student Project:
Director - Christina Galanakis