with companion films from Scribe Video Center:
Voices from the Inside, Reconstruction & Books Through Bars
Join the filmmakers for a conversation after the screening.
Hosted by Michael McGonigle, CTS, Film Lecturer/Audio Visual Dept
Program is FREE, with ticket after regular Museum Admission (Pay what you will on Sundays) Tickets are available at the Admissions Desk
– Prison Life Stories
by Michael Kuetemeyer, Deborah Rudman, Anula Shetty, 2008, 30 min
Do you have a family member or friend who has been incarcerated? How is your life affected by it? Termite TV Collective’s latest Life Story Project explores the stories that surround incarceration in Philadelphia. These are the faces that are often invisible and the voices we rarely hear. Prison Life Stories will challenge perceptions of what kind of people are in prison today and why. By listening to these stories audiences will see how incarceration not only affects those that are directly involved but entire families and communities.
– Voices from Inside by Louis Massiah, 2001, 1 minute
Prison inmates discuss how the news of 9.11 was received “from the inside.
Scribe Video Center Community Visions projects:
Facilitators: Aisha Simmons, Nadine Stanley & Nadine Patterson, 1996, 19 minutes
Reconstruction Inc. is a program of rehabilitation for parolees and their families. Reconstruction helps former inmates to re-establish themselves in the community by overcoming cycles of violent behavior and understanding their own motivations and needs.
– Books Through Bars
Facilitators: Cheryl Hess & Anula Shetty 1997, 15 minutes
New Society Publishers began its free, collectively run, all volunteer group, Books Through Bars program after it began receiving letters from indigent prisoners, and today distributes donated books to individual prisoners, prison libraries, and halfway houses across the U.S. It also sponsors regular public events relating to issues such as human rights, the war on drugs, and prison reform.