Watch some video clips and photos from the Dominican film Woodpeckers (Carpinteros) directed by Jose Maria Cabral and set in the Dominican Republic’s Najayo Prison. The film which was an official selection at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival will open in theaters on Friday, September 15, 2017 in New York (AMC Empire 25) with a wider national release to follow.

Julián finds love and a reason for living in the last place imaginable: the Dominican Republic’s Najayo Prison. His romance, with fellow prisoner Yanelly, must defeat the distance that separates them by using a sign language created by the inmates in Najayo, called “Woodpecking,” enabling them to effectively communicate and develop personal and even intimate relationships without the knowledge of dozens of guards. Using real prison locations and non-actors throughout, WOODPECKERS is also based on real events.

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