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Solitary Confinement

Solitary Confinement is a visual representation on an excerpt from prisoner Chris McBride’s letter to the newspaper Indy Week dated on July 4th 2012. This piece attempts to visually communicate, in less than 2 minutes, the amount of time a prisoner spends in a very small confinement, the minuscule amount of time spent outside the cell and the psychological impact this can have.

The relevant excerpt from the letter can be found in the article What life is like in solitary
confinement at North Carolina's Central Prison by Billy Ball, dated on October 21st, 2012.


  • Raquel Salvatella de Prada
  • Project Type:
    Animation, Experimental, Short
  • Runtime:
    1 minute 45 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    December 31, 2013
  • Production Budget:
    0 USD
  • Country of Origin:
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
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  • Free Speech TV

    January 1, 2016
  • 12 Month Film Festival

    February 1, 2016
  • Carmarthen Bay Film Festival
    United Kingdom
    May 1, 2015
  • UNSPOKEN Human Rights Film Festival
    Utica, NY
    United States
    October 1, 2014
  • Athens International Film Festival
    Athens, OH
    United States
    April 1, 2014
  • Carolina Film & Video Film Festival
    Greensboro, NC
    United States
    February 1, 2014
  • Reel Teal Film Festival
    Wilmington, NC
    United States
    February 1, 2014
  • In Practice Exhibit. Power Plant Gallery
    Durham, NC
    United States
    October 4, 2013
    North America Premier
Director Biography

Raquel Salvatella de Prada is a computer artist and educator. She practices graphic design, motion graphics, and video design. Her work often focuses on integrating computer animation and motion design with different traditional art forms by collaborating with artists of diverse backgrounds such as printmaking, painting, installation art, poetry, puppetry, theater, and musical performance. She finds that the combination of her digital medium with physical visual media can be a powerful way to communicate social issues.

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