May 26, 2024

Workers Unite Film Festival Presents Dark Cell Harlem Farm

Set against the backdrop of the long history of the Texas prison system – from Juneteenth to COVID – Dark Cell Harlem Farm explores the death by suffocation of eight Black men at a prison plantation in 1913. Combining readings of primary source materials and personal reflections by formerly incarcerated individuals, footage of the prison landscapes where the incident took place, and a series of graphical interventions and excavations, the film makes an urgent and uncompromising argument for the impossibility of prison reform and the necessity of prison abolition.