The Prison in Twelve Landscapes: film and discussion

October 10, 2017 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

University of Guelph

Organized By

OPIRG Guelph

OPIRG Guelph and Cinema Politica present a film about the prison and its life in the American landscape. The film will be followed by a discussion, including thoughts about the Canadian context and some of the prisoner solidarity and prison reform/abolition work happening here.

Join us in University Centre (UC) 441 at the University of Guelph, on October 10 at 6pm.

More people are imprisoned in the United States at this moment than in any other time or place in history, yet the prison itself has never felt further away or more out of sight. The Prison in Twelve Landscapes is a film about the prison in which we never see a penitentiary. Instead, the film unfolds as a cinematic journey through a series of landscapes across the USA where prisons do work and affect lives, from a California mountainside where female prisoners fight raging wildfires, to a Bronx warehouse full of goods destined for the state correctional system, to an Appalachian coal town betting its future on the promise of prison jobs.


– The film is 1 hour 30 minutes long, and we will have up to an hour for a discussion if you’d like to stick around.
– It’s free! There will be popcorn.
– UC 441 is an accessible space.