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A Kind of Order
March 25, 2015 @ 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm
A Kind of Order follows a warden, a white separatist and a black gangbanger for seven years as they struggle to move beyond the stark reality of America’s locked down racial order. Challenged for the first time by a U.S. Supreme Court desegregation ruling and a novel mixed race program, their stories reveal the institutional nature of racial hierarchies and the hope and hidden risks of transformative change.
America’s criminal justice policy is driven and perpetuated by fear. While fear governs, little meaningful discussion, analysis or change is likely, for institutions, communities or individuals. A Kind of Order draws people past fear to experience prison directly, to bear witness to the impact of policies, and to invite scrutiny about the role of race and power in our “locked down” society, where one in 99 Americans (one in three African American males) spends time behind bars, and where millions of women, children and families (one in 50 Americans) are left behind.
Noel Schwerin, Producer/Director, will join us for a question and answer period following the film as well as a reception.
Presented by the Mary B. Martin School of the Arts.
The Southern Circuit Tour of Independent Filmmakers is a program of South Arts. Southern Circuit screenings are funded in part by a grant from South Arts in partnership with the National Endowment for the Art. For more information, visit www.southarts.org.
Noel Schwerin/Backbone Media website: https://backbonemediaorg.wordpress.com/
Mary B. Martin School of the Arts: www.etsu.edu/martin
Free and open to the public.