Reviews & Quotes | Sepa: Nuestro Señor de los milagros

Educational Media Reviews Online | Reviewed by Gisèle Tanasse, University of California Berkeley
"Filled with upbeat Peruvian folk music, dance and cooking, Sepa: Nuestro Señor de los Milagros is highly recommended for courses in Anthropology, Latin American Studies, Incarceration Studies, Documentary Film Studies, Music and Gender Studies."

Video Librarian | Samuel Harwood
"It would be suitable for film studies departments, specifically looking at documentary practice — how documentary filmmakers approach their subjects. It would also be worthwhile for any academic subject to look at the literature on incarceration, also social science, and 20th Century History."

The New York Times | Glenn Kenny
"A provocative addition to the literature of incarceration."

The Last Thing I See
"An engrossing cinematic essay on captivity and detention, Sepa offers a different perspective, a different piece of a larger conversation, and feels pressing and urgent, as much today as in 1986."

The Film Stage | Jaime Grijalba

Boomstick Comics | Bryan Kluger
"Sepa shows that the traditional prison system isn’t working, with its mere existence being a protest. Recommended!"

Backseat Mafia | Rob Aldam
"Lost for decades, the newly restored SEPA: Nuestro Señor de los Milagros is a fascinating insight into a different way of treating felons....a film which is both deeply empathetic and thoroughly engrossing."


"After languishing in a closet for more than three decades, this newly-rediscovered film is a unique documentary record of a bold and troubling experiment in criminal justice."