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College Behind Bars Screening & Discussion with Filmmakers

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Malcolm X College

1900 West Jackson Boulevard

Chicago, IL 60612

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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 WTTW, Illinois Humanities and the Chicago Humanities Festival in welcoming 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 WTTW.

College Behind Bars explores the transformative power of education through the eyes of incarcerated men and women trying to earn college degrees and turn their lives around in one of the most rigorous and effective prison education programs in the United States – the Bard Prison Initiative (BPI). College Behind Bars is executive produced by Ken Burns.

After the screening, Novick and Botstein will be joined by formerly incarcerated BPI alums featured in the film to discuss the film and the issue of education in prisons.

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

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