OPENING CEREMONY and screening of INCARCERATING US
Immediately following our opening reception we will hold a short ceremony of welcome and celebration, and special recognition of Curley Cohen, a life-long activist for prisoner and human rights, and The Next Movement member who originally conceived of this film festival. Our opening night film, Incarcerating US, will serve to bring focus to our mission as it brings fundamental questions regarding our prison system to the fore: What is the purpose of prison? Why did our prison population explode in the 1970s? What can make our justice system more just? A panel of prison reform activists will provide context, immediately following the film.