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October 18, 2016 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
The United States has the most prisoners of any nation in the world both in raw numbers and by percentage of the population. These numbers are further compounded within Milwaukee’s mostly African-American 53206 ZIP code, where 62% of adult men have spent time in prison, making it the most incarcerated ZIP code in the nation.
MILWAUKEE 53206 tells the story of those affected by mass incarceration in America’s most incarcerated ZIP code. Through the powerful journeys of Beverly Walker, Dennis Walton and Chad Wilson we witness how incarceration has shaped their lives, their families and their community. These intimate stories reveal how a community fights to move forward even as a majority of its young men end up in prison. The film examines how decades of poverty, unemployment, and a lack of opportunity has contributed to the crisis of mass incarceration in this community and communities across the nation.
(Keith McQuirter, 52 min, USA)
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Shot over the course of a year at a correctional facility in Oregon, Mothering Inside follows incarated women and their children working to establish healthy bonds with the help of the Family Preservation Project.
(Brian Lindstrom, 29 min, USA)
A Call to Action
Elmer Dixon, former Black Panther, leads a workshop on the disproportionate incarceration of Black, Latino and Native youth in King County. Participants share their stories and opinions about the impact of what has become known as the “New Jim Crow.”
(Matthew Jacobson, 11 min, USA)