THE PRISON IN TWELVE LANDSCAPES
Dir/Prod: Brett Story, Oh Ratface Films
World Premiere True/False, 50+ international festival screenings
Special Jury Winner at Hot Docs International Film Festival 2016
Best Canadian Documentary Film, Vancouver Film Critics Circle Award
New York Times Critics' Pick
Canadian Screen Award Nomination 2017
Distributed by Grasshopper Films
Broadcast by PBS
Queens, New York via PBS
Wheelwright, Kentucky via PBS
"In her documentary, [Story] and director of photography Maya Bankovic fuse lush, lyrical imagery and a meditative pace to create a haunting examination of the prison system’s imprint on free society that is slow-moving but never idle."
- Lydia Ogwang, CLÉO JOURNAL
"Neither lecture nor argument, 'Prison', artfully photographed by Maya Bankovic, attempts to make the invisible visible."
- Jeannette Catsoulis, NEW YORK TIMES
"THE PRISON IN TWELVE LANDSCAPES has a consistent formal beauty that sets it apart… Story and her d.p., Maya Bankovic, make concise statements through carefully composed and often dreamily stylized images."
- Scott Tobias, VARIETY
"…it’s an artfully made work, lyrically filmed (by Maya Bankovic) and scored (Olivier Alary), with Simon Gervais’ ambient sound design as crucial an element as Avril Jacobson’s elegant editing."
- Sheri Linden, THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER
"In patient, observant vignettes, the scenes serene in their composition and stately in their pacing, director Brett Story and cinematographer Maya Bankovic glance against the edges of one of America's great shames: mass incarceration."
- Alan Scherstuhl, THE VILLAGE VOICE
"There’s a cumulative power, a headlong rush, in watching one vignette segue into another..."
- Tim Grierson, The 30 Best Documentaries of the 2010s, PASTE MAGAZINE
"This is a quiet journey, one whose rhythm is rather hypnotic as Maya Bankovic's cinematography floats above Simon Gervais' sound design, and we are slowly immersed into a movie that will ask us to also pay attention to what is not being said."
- Tom Gianakopoulos, Ripple Effect: 'The Prison in Twelve Landscapes' Traces the Geography of the Carceral State, IDA