Film Series: Imprisonment of a Race(More about event)
Eastern State: Living Behind the Walls 
Film screening as part of the Imprisonment of a Race conference.
Open to Princeton University ID holders only.
Date/Time: 03/04/11 at 7:00 pm - 03/04/11 at 8:30 pm
Eastern State: living behind the walls 
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.
Department: Center for African American Studies