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The Number

2017 (South Africa, United Kingdom) - Manuela Gray - Documentary / Prison / Short Film

The Number is a short documentary film that looks at the myths and markings of South Africa's prison 'Number' gangs. The film, shot in graphic black and white, investigates the secret code spelt out and spoken across the bodies of the inmates. The film immerses its audience in the world of the Number gangs, their history, personal journeys, codes and body markings.