Dreams Under Confinement

Christopher Harris

2020 | 00:02:30 | United States | English | Color | Stereo | 16:9 | HD video

Collection: New Releases, Single Titles

Tags: African-American, City, Incarceration, Race, The State, Surveillance

Frenzied voices on the Chicago Police Department’s scanner call for squad cars and reprisals during the 2020 uprising in response to the murders of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and Ahmaud Arbery, as Google Earth tracks the action through simulated aerial views of urban spaces and the vast Cook County Department of Corrections, the country’s third-largest jail system. In Christopher Harris’s Dreams Under Confinement, the prison, and the street merge into a shared carceral landscape.

–– New York Film Festival

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Prizes + Awards

Jury Award for Best Short Documentary, Mimesis Documentary Festival

Jury Honorable Mention for Innovative Approaches, Milwaukee Underground Film Festival


Wexner Center for the Arts
Columbus, OH

Exhibitions + Festivals

Cinematheque Francaise

New York Film Festival

Prismatic Ground

Mimesis Documentary Festival

Alchemy Film and Moving Image Festival

Wexner Center for the Arts

Rotterdam International Film Festival