Imprisonment of a Race - Documentary Film Series
Please note that this film series is open to Princeton University ID holders only.
Quiet Rage: The Stanford Prison Experiment 
Friday, February 25 • 7:00 p.m. • Forbes College, Princeton University
This film discusses a prison simulation experiment conducted in 1971 with students at Stanford University and considers the causes and effects that make prisons such an emotional issue. Documentary includes new film, flashback editing, follow-ups 20-years later, and an original music score; reveals the chronology of the transition of good into evil, of normal into the abnormal. Produced and directed by Ken Musen. 50 minutes.
Eastern State: Living Behind the Walls 
Friday, March 4 • 7:00 p.m. • Location TBD
Eastern State: Living Behind the Walls is a chilling exploration of one of America’s most notorious prisons. It opened it’s doors in 1829 and operated for 142 years, closing in 1972. This film explores how the revolutionary experiment of solitary confinement was nothing more than psychological torture and how the desire to rehabilitate criminals gave way to financial realities not unlike those facing our modern day prison system. Produced and directed Tony Alosi. 76 minutes.
Concrete Steel & Paint 
Sunday, March 20 • 7:00 p.m. • Whitman College, Princeton University
When men in a prison art class agree to collaborate with victims of crime to design a mural about healing, their views on punishment, remorse, and forgiveness collide. At times the divide seems too wide to bridge. But as the participants begin to work together, mistrust gives way to genuine moments of human contact and common purpose. Their struggle and the insights gained are reflected in the art they produce. Produced and directed by Cindy Burstein and Tony Heriza. 55 minutes.