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The Box2014

Teens in Solitary Confinement

  • 3.9
Every year, thousands of teens are placed in solitary confinement cells in juvenile halls, jails and prisons nationwide. This animated short 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.

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Member Reviews (3)

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The stark, monochromatic animation amplifies the compelling nature of the subject, but it leaves you wanting to know more. It would have been better if it were a little longer.

Pretty intense. I really enjoyed the true audio with artistic representation of the situations described. Very artistically done.

Visually interesting, informative. Lacking any particularly serious insight, but theres something very real here.