The mother at the centre of Amazon’s acclaimed documentary film exploring the impact of the US criminal justice system said it was “love” that allowed her family to survive.
ime documents Fox Rich’s attempts to raise her six sons while her husband, Rob, served a 60-year sentence at the Louisiana State Penitentiary for a robbery they both committed in the 1990s.
The Garrett Bradley-directed film, which was screened at the BFI London Film Festival, combines video diaries Fox recorded for Rob while he was locked up with intimate glimpses of her modern day life.
Rob was granted clemency and released from prison after 21 years in 2018. Fox said it was her love for her childhood sweetheart that helped the family survive the more than two decades of separation.
She told the PA news agency: “I loved him from the first time he held my hand when I was 16 …