Conferences & Symposia
What Documentary Films Teach Us about the Criminal Justice System
Feb. 29 - March 1, 2008
There is an ongoing debate between documentarists and critics about "the legitimacy of certain techniques in shaping of the documentary account. This day and a half conference extends these discussions to recent documentaries that focus on prison and post-prison life: Girlhood
, Omar and Pete
, and The Farm
, among others.. These films, all of which received vast critical acclaim, illuminate the struggles of incarcerated and formerly incarcerated individuals.
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