The Maze

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SYNOPSIS

BAFTA award-winning filmmaker and Magnum photographer, Donovan Wylie, charts the story of the Maze prison in Northern Ireland, from being a shining example of the architecture of containment - designed to exert control and power over all its political prisoner inmates - to a mere holding centre in which the everyday prisoners were virtually autonomous, and finally to the empty landscape it is about to become.

Filmed over 2 years and counting, with the demolition dates being continually changed, Wylie has been shooting evocative and beautiful helicopter shots to fully appreciate the architectural destruction whilst at the same time reflecting on the destruction of the prison system.