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Step To The Line

Step To The Line

This project aims to provoke a shift in the viewer’s understanding about prisoners, the prison system, and themselves by showing the common humanity, differing realities, and racial biases experienced by the inmates and volunteers.

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Shot entirely on location in California maximum-security prisons, "Step to the Line" is a virtual reality documentary that aims to provide a new perspective on prisoners, the correctional system, and even yourself. In this project, we see how release from prison can be just as jarring as incarceration, and how parallel lives diverge when someone serves time. Directed by Ricardo Laganaro, and produced by Oculus in association with Defy Ventures, Step to The Line, premiered at the 2017 Tribeca Film Festival.

Published in 2017 in partnership with Defy Ventures.

  • Tribeca Film Festival 2017 - Official Selection