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Exile Nation Project: An Oral History of the War on Drugs & the US Criminal Justice System

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Date:
Thursday, March 31, 2011
Time:
7:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Event Type:
Screening
Organizer/Author:
Jen Winter
Location Details:
Jellyfish Gallery
1286 Folsom St
San Francisco, CA 94103

Bay Area Encore Screening!

The Land of the Free punishes or imprisons more of its citizens than any other country. This captivating oral history from criminal offenders, family members, and experts on America’s criminal justice system puts a human face on the 1 in 31 Americans subjugated by the US Government's 40 year, one trillion dollar social catastrophe: The War on Drugs; a failed policy underscored by fear, politics, racial prejudice and intolerance in a public atmosphere of "out of sight, out of mind."

The American use of punishment is so pervasive, and so disproportionate, that The Economist magazine declared in 2010, "Never in the civilized world have so many been locked up for so little."

View the trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zgtjYDnOHUw
Added to the calendar on Mon, Mar 14, 2011 10:38AM
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