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"College Behind Bars" Preview & Discussion with Filmmakers

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Whitney Humanities Center

53 Wall Street

New Haven, CT 06511

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Join award-winning filmmakers Lynn Novick and Sarah Botstein for a preview and discussion of their upcoming docuseries College Behind Bars.

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Join award-winning filmmakers Lynn Novick and Sarah Botstein - whose film credits with Ken Burns include The Vietnam War, Prohibition, The War, and Jazz - for a preview and discussion of their upcoming docuseries College Behind Bars, premiering this November on CPTV.

The series explores the transformative power of education through the eyes of incarcerated men and women trying to earn college degrees. College Behind Bars is executive produced by Ken Burns.

Joining Lynn and Sarah will be:

  • Max Kenner, founder and executive director of the Bard Prison Initiative
  • Emily Bazelon, New York Times & Yale Law
  • Elizabeth Alexander, President, Andrew W. Mellon Foundation
  • Marc Pelka, Connecticut Under Secretary for Criminal Justice
  • formerly incarcerated students featured in the film
  • other special guests

Cohosted by Connecticut Public Television, Wesleyan University, Wesleyan’s Center for Prison Education, and Yale Prison Education Initiative at Dwight Hall, with Yale Center for the Study of Race, Indigeneity, & Transnational Migration, Liman Program at Yale Law School, and Yale Documentary Film Workshop

This event is free and open to the public, but registration is required.

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