American Chain Gang
Director Xachary Irving's award-winning documentary American Chain Gang profiles the experiences of the prisoners and officers of the recently revived male Chain Gang and the world's first female chain gang. It examines the conditions of these people as they participate in these intense and highly controversial programs and the impact of chaining inmates during labor. Irving's cameras follow two officers and five prisoners before, during and after their release from the chain gang. This insightful film reveals the inner workings of the modern day prison system and the trials of the chain gang in a way that is brutally honesty and eye-opening.