Visions of Abolition: A Film Screening @ The University of Winnipeg, Winnipeg [27 April]

Visions of Abolition: A Film Screening

19:00 - 21:00

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The University of Winnipeg
515 Portage Avenue, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3B 2R6
In May, Angela Davis will be in town to speak and to celebrate this in advance of this, Bar None is organizing a free film screening of «Visions of Abolition: From Critical Resistance to a New Way of Life». This documentary was made by the American Prison Abolitionist Group, Critical Resistance, of which Angela Davis is affiliated.

The screening will be taking place at The Hive at the University of Winnipeg, which is the room to your immediate left from the Ellice Ave entrance. It will be followed by a moderated discussion.


From the film's website:
Visions of Abolition is a feature length documentary about the prison industrial complex and the prison abolition movement.

Part I “Breaking down the Prison Industrial Complex” weaves together the voices of women caught in the criminal justice system, and leading scholars of prison abolition, examining the racial and gendered violence of the prison system. Our film features the work of Susan Burton, a formerly incarcerated mother who established A New Way of Life, a group of transition homes for women coming home from prison in South Los Angeles (39 mins).

Part II “Abolition: Past Present and Future,” documents the recent history of the prison abolition movement through the organizing efforts of Critical Resistance and explores the meaning of abolitionist politics. By focusing on the collaboration between Critical Resistance and A New Way of Life, (known as the L.E.A.D. Project) the second half of the film unfolds a vision of abolition in practice (48 mins).
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