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Caption:

The youth involved in the “Books Not Bars” campaign call for more access to education and opportunity

Title:

Books Not Bars

Credits:

Director: Mark Landsman
Co-producers: Witness, the Ella Baker Center for Human Rights, and the Rights Now campaign of Columbia University's Human Rights Institute

Length:

22 minutes

Distributor:

Witness (http://www.witness.org)

Summary:

This short documentary focuses on the growth of the prison industrial complex in the U.S. through the eyes of the youth who are working to reverse the trend. The title refers to the claim that adolescents are four to five times more likely to go to prison than be educated. A great film for high school classroom use, Book Not Bars provides concrete examples of the positive results of activism.

 

 

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