Additional screenings to be held in select cities and film will be available on movie’s website – September 15
WASHINGTON D.C. September 8, 2016 — On September 15th, 2016 Life is My Movie Entertainment will debut its new feature length documentary Incarcerating US with a world premiere screening event and panel. The panel discussion, which will be available on a live webcast, will feature experts on criminal justice reform and be held at the Georgetown University Law Center in Washington D.C. Additional film screenings will be offered in select cities across the U.S and it will be available online for purchase via streaming, download, and DVD pre-sales that same day (9/15).
“Incarcerating US tells the story of America’s broken criminal justice system through firsthand accounts of those who created it, those who have suffered through it, and those who are fighting to change it.,” said Regan Hines, Director. “We’re eager to premiere this film on September 15 and help shed more light on the history and policies that created the world’s largest prison population.”
Hart Auditorium, Georgetown Law School
600 New Jersey Ave NW
Washington, DC 20001, United States
Panel Discussion: Achieving Justice
Luiza Savage, Editorial Director of Events at Politico (Moderator)
Eric Sterling, Executive Director of the Criminal Justice Policy Foundation
Julie Stewart, President & Founder, Families Against Mandatory Minimums
Marc Levin, Policy Director at Right on Crime
Neill Franklin, Executive Director of Law Enforcement Against Prohibition
Nancy Gertner, Former U.S. Federal Judge, Professor, Harvard Law School
Congressman Bobby Scott, U.S. Representative, Virginia’s 3rd District
6:30 PM – Reception
7:20 PM – Movie Screening
8:45 PM – Panel Discussion
9:15 PM – Q&A and conclusion
About the film:
Incarcerating US is a feature-length documentary that exposes America’s prison problem and explores ways to unshackle the Land of the Free through vital criminal justice reforms. With 2.3 million people behind bars, the U.S. has the largest prison population in the history of the world.
Through dramatic first-hand accounts, expert testimony, and shocking statistics, Incarcerating US asks fundamental questions about the prison system in America: What is the purpose of prison? Why did our prison population explode in the 1970s? What can make our justice system more just?
The film begins with a brief overview of U.S. prisons and the flawed policies that fueled unprecedented overincarceration. In many cases, these laws exacerbate problems they were designed to solve. Through both empirical evidence and the eyes of those tragically affected by the system for committing minor crimes, we see the failures of two major initiatives: the War on Drugs and mandatory minimum sentences.
Incarcerating US tells the story of America’s broken criminal justice system through the eyes of those who created it, those who have suffered through it, and those who are fighting to change it. After decades of failures, now is the time to unshackle the Land of the Free.
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