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While locked-up for six years in federal prison for a drug offense, artist Jesse Krimes secretly creates monumental works of art that are smuggled out, piece-by-piece—including an astonishing 30-foot mural made with prison bed sheets, hair gel, and The New York Times—only seeing them in totality upon his release. As Jesse's work captures the art world's attention, he struggles to adjust to life outside. Jesse’s journey lays bare the dehumanizing experience of the justice system, and enduring human resilience.

The story unfolds through verité scenes, interviews, and animation created by the filmmakers in collaboration with Krimes.

 

Visit Jesse's website here.