About Reimagining Safety

Worldwide protests following the 2020 murder of George Floyd included calls to defund or abolish the police until a sharp rise in crime gave politicians and police supporters the fuel they needed to counter the movement. Ultimately, a detailed conversation about transforming public safety was never had. In this film, various experts discuss how policing and incarceration create more harm than good, why the system persists, and what changes can be made to make everyone safe. [83 min; documentary; English]

A Q&A with filmmaker Matthew Solomon and Dr. Micol Seigel (IU American Studies) will follow the screening.

Matthew Solomon's passion for people, equity, and social justice led him to work as a consultant for organizations needing help with conflict resolution and partnership building. His work involves utilizing art to influence positive change. Matthew is currently an adjunct professor at Antioch University where he teaches conflict resolution and intercultural conflict. Learn more about Matthew and the film.

"A must-see for the entire country." — The Beyond Hollywood International Film Festival

"Utterly compelling." — The Op-Ed Page

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