The Prison in Twelve Landscapes
@ Jane Addams Hull-House Museum
800 S Halsted St, Chicago, IL 60607
Opening Monday, June 12th, from 6PM - 8PM
Join Hull-House and Jess Heaney from Critical Resistance for a screening and discussion of The Prison In Twelve Landscapes, a film about the prison and its life in the American landscape. Over two million people are in prison or in jail in the United States, displaced from their communities into a vast system which reorganizes society in complex ways.
The Prison In Twelve Landscapes unfolds as a cinematic journey through a series of landscapes across the USA, from a California mountainside where female prisoners fight raging wildfires, to a Bronx warehouse full of goods destined for the state correctional system, to an Appalachian coal town betting its future on the promise of prison jobs. An award winning documentary film, The Prison in twelve Landscapes, provides an entry point into understanding the prison industrial complex. This program is presented in response to the exhibition, States of Incarceration, on view at Hull-House through August 10.
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