Post-screening discussion with co-director Medhin Paolos and Dr. Angela Davis
Asmarina: It's a film documentary about the eritrean-ethiopian diaspora in Italy. It traces the complex networks of colonial legacies, transnational migrations, family ties, and diasporic politics. The result is a collective tale which brings to light a postcolonial hertiage that has been little scrutinized up to now.
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The documentary film explores the historical and current relationship between Dominican and Haitian people, amidst the context of the heightened political crisis that affects Dominicans of Haitian descents since the de-nationalization law of 2013 was passed. The director, who is one of the more than 200 thousand Dominicans of Haitian ancestry who lost his citizenship after the passing of the Draconian legislation, made the film to “show the historical links between our people beyond the governments that persist on separating us.”
This capstone event will bring together representatives from the most innovative and dynamic programs in the country to testify to the range, scope, and depth of prison education. It will also consider the work that has been done at Harvard, what we can draw inspiration from, and where we can go from here.
This roundtable brings together some of the leading activists in the criminal justice reform movement—all of whom have served prison sentences—to consider the specific obstacles incarcerated people face as they navigate their return home as well as policies and programs that can help us heal from the consequences of mass incarceration.