A letter from Brightwide:
Colin Firth, Livia Firth, Paola De Leo, Demetrio Filocamo, Ben Siegle, Davide Nardi, Luc Martinon, Kofo Nolla and Margherita Solenghi Click to view the letter >>
DJ Trevor Nelson:
"Based on the film I am more than happy to add my name to the campaign for the Angola 3. Its a very powerful story of injustice in America. They clearly didn’t get a fair trial and suffered inhumane treatment so I urge everyone to watch the doc and decide for themselves."
Actor John Simm:
I have just been made aware of the plight of the Angola 3 from the film In the Land Of the Free.
I wish to go on the record that I find such a basic disregard for human life, where no apparent forms of authentic justice has been exercised, to be both despicable and unacceptable in ANY civilised country today. Especially America . We should expect better.
I will therefore be adding my name to the support campaign for prisoners, Herman Wallace and Albert Woodfox (incarcerated in Louisiana State) to be given a fair trial. Furthermore I ask for there to be a review of the use of long term solitary confinement within the framework of the 8th Amendment of the American constitution as I believe that anyone in their right mind would consider 37 year in solitary confinement to be a "cruel and unusual punishment".
Herman and Albert are in a living hell and it is barbaric to hold them in such conditions for so long. I find it repugnant that this is allowed to happen in 2010.
Actress Preeya Kalidas:
Dear Herman and Albert,
I have been made aware of your plight thought the film In the Land Of the Free and I quite simply wanted to say that I am thinking of you both.
This film has given us an insight to your lives and I cannot believe that you are going through this living hell in America; Today. It is so incredible, and so so wrong.
I will continue to tell people about your story where ever I can, but I guess it just makes me feel so lucky to be born and brought up in one of the most culturally diverse and humane countries in the world – Don’t get me wrong, the UK has room for improvement too, but I can say with all of my heart that your situation would never have happened here, nor have continued for so long. For that, I am thankful but whole heartedly thoughtful towards your own lives.
Please both keep strong and your joint and continued fight is a true inspiration and proof of the unbelievable power of the human mind, body and spirit.