(2016) (United States)
Student Documentary (Grad, California Institute of the Arts)
Screening Block A, Wed 4/19
Gil Batle an artist raised in San Francisco in and out of five different California prisons over a period of 20 years for fraud and forgery, now lives on a small island in the Philippines. Batle’s self-taught drawing ability evolved in prison by drawing tattooing patterns and tattooing other inmates. His artistic abilities protected him from violence in prisons such as San Quentin, Chuckawalla, and Jamestown. He now uses his talents to carve haunting images and stories from prison onto ostrich eggs.
Directed by Nilo Batle