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|PREMIERE SCREENING of Unlock the Box: Documenting the struggle to shut down control units|
|Date||Tuesday October 07|
|Time||7:00 PM - 9:30 PM|
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the Fellowship of Humanity
390 27th St.
(wheel chair accessible)
|Organizer/Author||Reel Soldier Productions|
|unlockthebox [at] nym.hush.com|
This is the first public showing of the final cut of Unlock the Box. We'll be celebrating the newly released DVD.Added to the calendar on Saturday Sep 13th, 2008 8:51 PM
• The film is almost 2 hours, so we will start on time.
• We’ll be assembling a mailing to prisoners - help if you want.
• Info on current campaigns being led from the inside available.
• DVDs will be available at the event.
• FREE - donations welcome
About the film:
Unlock the Box is a movie documenting the struggle to put an end to long-term isolation in u.$. prisons that has been waged by prisoners and activists for decades. Starting from the premise that long-term isolation is a form of torture that serves no purpose except the state’s oppressive aims at social control, Unlock the Box documents the many forms of struggle that this movement has taken over the years.
Each narrative is highlighted by the voices and artwork of current and former prisoners who have done time in control units. Also featured, is new research on the growth and extent of the use of long-term isolation in the united $tates. Throughout the movie there is a focus on lessons from struggle and analysis of the relationship between the prison movement and the global effort to put an end to imperialism in all its forms. The desired purpose of the movie is to continue to bring the issues of the torture going on in these prisons to a broader audience and to help create greater clarity of what needs to be done to replace a system of torture with a system that works in the interests of humynity.