An award-winning documentary from Bill Moyers, shedding light on the men and women who have endured incarceration at the Rikers Island jail in New York City. Their stories, told direct-to-camera, vividly describe the cruel arc of the Rikers experience—from the shock of entry, to the extortion and control exercised by other inmates, the oppressive interaction with corrections officers, the beatings and stabbings, the torture of solitary confinement and the many challenges of returning to the outside world.
When the film received an update to broaden its scope to be more emblematic of the national crisis of incarceration—a recommendation resulted in the film’s retitling—from RIKERS, to RIKERS: An American Jail.
The logotype, key art, and film title cards were created. As well as a wide array of promotional materials, such as the film poster, postcards, ads, social posts, and an interfaith discussion guide—provided to venues hosting screening events of the film.