About We Tell: States of Violence

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Concerns of the American criminal justice system are at times extremely complex, involving many stories of truth, policies, and laws that can center around just one case. We Tell: States of Violence takes a personal approach from those directly affected by incarceration, police, crime, and war. From the 1970s to present day, this program demonstrates how participatory community media has enabled artists and creators to produce their own moving images in the name of creating a discourse for better socio-cultural understandings and tangible progressions towards change.


Films in this program include:

Inside Women Inside, 1978, Christine Choy and Cynthia Maurizio/Newsreel

Gulf Crisis TV Project, 1990, Deep Dish TV

Books Through Bars, 1997, Books Through Bars & Scribe

Military Options, 2005, Third World Newsreel, Call for Change

El Grito de Sunset Park, 2015, BRIC, Copwatch Brooklyn

Black Lives Matter, 2014–18, Movement for Black Lives 

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