Friday, 30 September 2011
Broken On All Sides" - Film Completion and Outreach Funds
A Documentary project in Philadelphia, PA by Matthew Pillischer
Broken On All Sides: Race, Mass Incarceration & New Visions for Criminal Justice in the U.S. is an hour-long independent documentary that explores the intersection of race and poverty within the criminal justice system. More African Americans are under correctional control today than were enslaved in 1850. We can no longer close our eyes to the destruction this system has laid on communities of color and poor communities. The movie shows how the criminal justice system was used as a response to social problems and as a reaction to the Civil Rights and Black Power movements at the same time many industrial jobs in black communities were moved to cheaper non-union states or other countries. With Philadelphia as the entry point, in Broken On All Sides, you'll meet individuals whose perspectives represent many angles of the system, and you'll be presented with a historical narrative you don't often hear about prisons and crime. It's no coincidence that America's effort to get "tough on crime" and its never-ending "war on drugs" coincide the largest spike in the number of people incarcerated in our nation's history, with little-to-no positive impact on crime or safety. Broken On All Sides investigates these complex issues, concludes that the system is surely broken, and offers ideas for change.
http://kck.st/r1WBxW via @kickstarter
Posted by Irishgreeneyes at 02:06