Title: The wait room

Experimental Documentary

Original title: The wait room

Country: United States

Director: Austin Forbord, Jo Kreiter

“The Wait Room” is designed to reflect upon and bear artistic witness to the experience of women with incarcerated loved ones. Embedded within the piece are ruminations on how these women suffer and overcome, how their lives are disrupted, their relationships challenged, their bodies policed. The film enacts metaphorical strategies for responding to the literal and figurative walls erected between these women and their loved ones. The dancers’ bodies register how the prison industrial complex has a reach that extends far beyond the prison bars.