Our Voices Are Rarely Heard

About the Film

With rare access inside Pelican Bay State Prison, filmmaker Cali Bondad and reporter Gabrielle Canon captured a day-in-the-life inside one of the most notorious supermax prisons in the US. The film shows a cinematic glimpse of the personal anguish and monotony described by inmates living in long-term isolation.

About the Filmmaker

Cali Bondad is a Bay Area based director and editor. Her professional background is based in commercial work. Independently, she directs passion projects and indie films that range from experimental, narrative, and documentary. With a background in editing and photography, she yields an amazing sense of framing and rhythm in her directing. Her style is influenced by the likes of street photography and surrealism.

Gabrielle Canon is an investigative reporter and filmmaker who has spent her career highlighting important issues through narrative storytelling in video and print. Her work has appeared in several publications including Mother Jones, VICE, and Huffington Post. Based in the Bay Area, she currently writes for The East Bay Express, produces video segments for UPROXX Reports, and is continuing to uncover and tell the stories from within the criminal justice system in the United States.


Watch the film here.