A declaration of love

What happens on a very intimate level to someone who survives the creepy experience of being on death row?
Curtis McCarty was sentenced to death in 1985 for a crime he didn’t commit. He spent 22 years in prison, 19 of them in death row. Buried alive below ground in a concrete room with no windows and no human contacts in Oklahoma State Penitentiary. In 2007 he was exonerated and set free. He was diagnosed with severe PTSD, without any help or support his life fell apart,
so he became homeless and drug-addicted. In 2018 Curtis was charged with drug possession for personal use and sentenced to 10 years of prison. After 2 years in prison Curtis was released on probation. Since then he’s gone missing.
The film gives voice to a human being who is being cruelly persecuted by a perverse legal system telling, in a singular and visionary way, his sense of anger and displacement in a world where he doesn’t belong anymore.

Biografilm Festival 2021
LiberAzioni festival – Torino 2021
OFF Cinema int. documentary film festival – Poznan (PL)
FICIMAD Festival Internacional de Cine Indipendiente de Madrid 23 ottobre 2021 – Best Film Editing
Parma Film Festival 2021
RIFF Rome Int. Film Festival 2021
Kosice International Film Festival 2021
Cinematic European Film Festival  2021
Festival del Cinema dei Diritti Umani di Napoli 2021
75° Festival Internazionale del Cinema di Salerno 2021
Boden International Film Festival – Sweden 2021
HumanDoc Film Festival 2021
MyArt Film Festival 2021
Dramatica Film Festival – Barcelona 2021 – Best Feature Documentary
Courage Film Festival – Berlin 2022
Docs Without Borders Film Festival – Nassau (USA) 2022 – Best Cinematography
EUROPA FILM FESTIVAL 6th Edition – Resistencia (Argentina) 2022
DOCVILLE International documentary film festival – Leuven (Belgio) 2022

IMPACTE! Festival de Cinema i Drets humans de Catalunya Barcellona 2022 Best Documentary
MILLENIUM International Documentary Film Festival – Bruxelles 2022
Finalist at NASTRI D’ARGENTO 2022