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Echoes of Incarceration Screening and Discussion
December 11, 2014 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Echoes of Incarceration Screening and Discussion December 11th, 2014 7-9pm Columbia University School of Social Work 1255 Amsterdam Ave Rm C05
Echoes of Incarceration is an award-winning documentary initiative produced by youth with incarcerated parents. The project explores the issue of mass incarceration and its effects on families, and creates documentary films told from the life experiences of the filmmakers themselves.
The project seeks to train and empower young people to tell their stories and advocate for change. We create films both for general audiences as well as specific training and advocacy tools for stakeholders. To date, our films have screened thousands of times in universities, prisons, and national conferences, we’ve partnered with Sesame Street, Upworthy, and screened our work at the White House.
The project is a collaboration between filmmaker Jeremy Robins and a group of non-profit organizations and advocates around the country. The process starts with intensive filmmaking and advocacy training for youth age 16-22. The crew then launches into production of documentary films under the guidance of a team of professional filmmakers and experts in the field of criminal justice.