In the 1970s, Jimmy Santiago Baca survived a brutal five-year sentence in Arizona State Prison by turning to poetry, his ultimate salvation.

A Place to Stand is a documentary that follows the course of Baca’s early years and the life-altering moments that led him into and out of prison. It is based on Baca’s bestselling memoir of the same name.

Praise for
A Place to Stand, the memoir

"An astonishing narrative that affirms the triumph of the human spirit" - Arizona Daily Star

"Elegant and Gripping" - Los Angeles Times
"A hell of a book, quite literally. You won't soon forget it." - The San Diego Union-Tribune

"Brutally unflinching" - Kirkus Reviews (Starred Review)