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Screening: The Prison in Twelve Landscapes
March 6, 2017 @ 6:30 pm - 8:45 pm
Join us for a free public screening of THE PRISON IN TWELVE LANDSCAPES (2016, 87 minutes)
Halifax Central Library, Room 301
The screening will be followed by facilitated discussion with special guest Ardath Whynacht.
THE PRISON IN TWELVE LANDSCAPES excavates the hidden geographies of the modern prison system by offering a film about the prison in which we never see an actual penitentiary. Instead, the film unfolds as a cinematic journey through a series of seemingly ordinary landscapes across the USA where prisons do work and affect lives. A meditation on the prison and its invisibility in the era of mass incarceration, THE PRISON IN TWELVE LANDSCAPES offers a tender and powerful cinematic subversion of the prison’s disappearance from public view.
ARDATH WHYNACHT is a feminist artist-scholar who is curious about the ways in which we respond to and think about “harm” and violence. Her doctoral research explored notions of dis/order, trauma, and incarceration and she teaches and makes art with youth living as federally-sentenced offenders or as patients in secure mental health facilities. She is a faculty member in Sociology at Mount Allison University, a founding a member of Phin Performing Arts and YOUth Against Stigma, and maintains a solid commitment to rabble-rousing, mischief-making, and the long and difficult process of transformative justice.
Admission is always free and films are all open to the public. Followed by moderated discusssion.
The Radical Imagination Project, in partnership with the Cinema Politica Network and the Halifax Public Libraries is pleased to bring you this series of documentary films to stir the soul and evoke the struggle for a better society. Please see our other events for more information, or visit http://