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Film Series

The film series was designed to serve the broader prison community, who are hungry for intellectual stimulation. It’s part of the Prison-to-College Pipeline’s effort to add to the intellectual life of prisons, more generally, where men are eager to keep learning–whether in a formal college program or not. It’s also part of our effort to have a visible CUNY presence in correctional facilities, which spurs interest in higher education.

The following films are featured in the 2012-2013 Academic Year: Life & Debt by Stephanie Black, Kinyarwanda by Alrick Brown, Thunder in Guyana by Suzanna Wasserman, and Black and Blue: Legends of the Hip Hop Cop by Dr. Baz Dreisinger.


Presented by Writer/ Director: Alrick Brown
Screened: December 17, 2012



Life and Debt
Presented by Director Stephanie Black
Screened: October 23, 2012








Black and Blue: Legends of the Hip Hop Cop
Presented by Producer Dr. Baz Dreisinger
Screening: April 29, 2012





Thunder in Guyana
Presented by Director Suzanna Wasserman
Screening: February 14, 2012