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The Dhamma Brothers

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Release Date: April 11, 2008 (NY)
Studio: Balcony Releasing
Director: Jenny Phillips, Andrew Kukura, Anne Marie Stein
Screenwriter: Jenny Phillips, Andrew Kukura, Anne Marie Stein
Starring: Not Available
Genre: Documentary
MPAA Rating: Not Available
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Plot Summary: East meets West in the Deep South. An overcrowded maximum-security prison—the end of the line in Alabama's correctional system—is forever changed by the influence of an ancient meditation program. Behind high security towers and a double row of barbed wire and electrical fence dwells a host of convicts who will never see the light of day. But for some of these men, a spark is ignited when it becomes the first maximum-security prison in North America to hold an extended Vipassana retreat, an emotionally and physically demanding course of silent meditation lasting ten days. This film, with the power to dismantle stereotypes about men behind prison bars also, in the words of Sister Helen Prejean ("Dead Man Walking"), "gives you hope for the human race."

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