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

Woman at demonstration to support the campaign “Books not Bars”

Youth canvasser tries to spread the word about the prison industry to her peers on a basketball court

Calls for action against the growing prison industry

This young woman discusses the difficulty of trying to visit her mother who is incarcerated

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


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