Unorthodocs - The Work

Unorthodocs: The Work

Mon 09 Apr 2018
19.00 - 21.00
£10.00 / £8.00 concessions

Concession price tickets apply to over 60s, teachers, tutors, disabled, students, 12-16 year olds and registered unwaged. You will need to bring relevant ID to verify your status. 

Screening Room
South Wing

Set inside a single room in Folsom Prison, the film follows three men from outside as they participate in a four-day group therapy retreat with level-four convicts.

Over the four days, each man in the room takes his turn at delving deep into his past. The raw and revealing process that the incarcerated men undertake exceeds the expectations of the free men, ripping them out of their comfort zones and forcing them to see themselves and the prisoners in unexpected ways. A powerful and rare look past the cinder block walls, steel doors and the dehumanizing tropes in our culture to reveal a movement of change and redemption that transcends what we think of as rehabilitation.

This screening will be followed by a Q&A featuring Mandy Chang (Commissioning Editor, BBC Storyville). 

The Work - Official Trailer

The most powerful group therapy session ever caught on camera. 


Celebrating documentary at its most remarkable, innovative and provocative, we present the fifth annual series of Unorthodocs; a programme of award winning, internationally acclaimed documentaries. These are tales that triumphantly defy convention. 

The series is curated by film producers and Somerset House residents Dartmouth Films.

All films are followed by a discussion and Q&A.