Books Not Bars

2001, 22 minutes
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
Distributed by Witness

A sign for the “Books Not Bars” campaign

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A young African- American woman comments on the states funding of jails vs. education and what she is doing about it.

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Several people comment on American’s and their perceptions of youth, crime and how they relate to the media.

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An organizer comments on a “Healing Wall,” a public wall that consists of images of incarcerated people from her community.


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