Abandoned by family and condemned by the government, the violent and illiterate Jimmy Santiago Baca had little to live for when he entered Arizona State Prison. Yet beyond the rage and desperation, he found a new center – the quiet strength of poetry. For the first time ever, Jimmy had a future and he blazed its trail with a fire that still burns today. Inspired by the award-winning memoir, A Place to Stand is a captivating saga of human redemption.

A large part of the film was shot in New Mexico (Albuquerque, Santa Fe and Abiquiu) and it was produced by Gabriel Baca who lives in Albuquerque. Daniel Glick, the director, also lived in Albuquerque while working on the film. Jimmy Santiago Baca, the subject of the film, was born in Santa Fe and lives in New Mexico.


CAST: Jimmy Santiago Baca

DIRECTOR: Daniel Glick

PRODUCERS: Gabriel Baca, David Grubin

WRITERS: Daniel Glick, Gabriel Baca