USA 2018, 70 min.

Directed by Ultan Guilfoyle

Building Justice tells the story of architect Frank Gehry’s investigation into prison design as a subject for the best architecture students in the United States. The film follows Gehry as he arranges two ‘master’ studios, at the invitation of George Soros and his Open Society Foundations, one in SCI-Arc in Los Angeles, the other at the Yale School of Architecture for this unique project. Partnering with Susan Burton of the New Way of Life Resettlement Project in Compton, California, Gehry and his students explore all aspects of prison design, learning first hand the design flaws of prison living from women who have been incarcerated in the worst American prisons. Building Justice documents the full extent of the project and follows the group on a trip to Norway to visit what are considered to be the world’s most successful prisons.


  • Architecture & Design Film Festival, New York, USA, 2018

Cinema House 19.04, 18:30
Lumiere Lidl 20.04, 18:45
G8 22.04, 19:15
Contemporary Space – Varna 07.04, 20:30
FCC – Varna 23.04, 18:30