NR  |  1 hour 35 minutes • Archived

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16 BARS offers a rare glimpse at the human stories and songs locked away in our nation’s jails and prisons. The documentary follows a unique rehabilitation effort in a Virginia jail that encourages inmates to write and record original music. In the jail’s makeshift recording studio,
four men collaborate to produce an album with Grammy-winner Todd “Speech” Thomas of Arrested Development. As the creative process unfolds, these incarcerated artists must confront the traumas of their past and music becomes the key to unlocking a new chapter in their lives.

Directed By

Sam Bathrick


Speech Thomas, Teddy Kane, Garland Carr, Anthony Johnston, Devonte James

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