Screening of the award-winning documentary film "The Prison in Twelve Landscapes" followed by a Q&A with the director, Brett Story. The event will start with a community fair highlighting issues related to criminalization, prison abolition and other alternatives to the criminal justice system. See Facebook event.
More people are imprisoned in the United States at this moment than in any other time or place in history, yet the prison itself has never felt further away or more out of sight. THE PRISON IN TWELVE LANDSCAPES is a film about the prison in which we never see an actual penitentiary. The film unfolds a cinematic journey through a series of landscapes across the USA where prisons do work and affect lives, from an anti-sex-offender pocket park in Los Angeles, to a congregation of ex-incarcerated chess players shut out of the formal labor market, to an Appalachian coal town betting its future on the promise of prison jobs. Watch the trailer!
February 2, 6 pm
Alumni Auditorium, 85 University Private, University of Ottawa
The Auditorium is located on the main floor of the Jock Turcot University Centre
6 pm - Prison Abolition Fair
7 pm - Screening followed by Q&A with Brett Story