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Beyond Walls: A Film Screening & Conversation on Abolitionist Filmmaking

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On Thursday, October 19, 2023, join the IEMI and Inquest teams for a screening of the Beyond Walls anthology, a collection of documentary short films from abolitionist filmmakers. Following the screening, IEMI Executive Faculty Director and Inquest Co-Editor-in-Chief Andrew Manuel Crespo moderates discussion about how film can advance the fight to end mass incarceration—and engage responsibly with impacted communities. Registration is free, but space will be limited. 

Please preregister using the form linked here

Beyond Walls is an organizing initiative featuring documentary films that define and amplify what prison–industrial complex abolition means, while inspiring people to imagine and take action toward a world without policing. Beyond a goal of simply changing hearts and minds, these five short films and screening events offer concrete tools and actions that can be taken to help create a world without police and prisons. Beyond Walls was curated by the Center for Political EducationCritical ResistanceMPD150, and Survived + Punished in partnership with Working Films.

See the full event page at Inquest


Andrew Manuel Crespo
Executive Faculty Director, Institute to End Mass Incarceration
Co-Editor-in-Chief, Inquest


Adamu Chan
Andy Myers 
Sylvia Ryerson