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Mass Incarceration in the Neoliberal Era: Film Screening of 'Middle of Nowhere'

Event Details

September 14, 2016
7:00 pm

Unitarian Universalist Community of Amherst
121 North Pleasant St.
Amherst
United States
42° 22' 38.6508" N, 72° 31' 10.0524" W
Free admission
Contact:
413-545-0743

The Center for Popular Economics "Reel Econonomics" film series presents a a screening of Ana Duvernay's 2012 award winning film "Middle of Nowhere."

When her husband is sentenced to eight years in prison, Ruby drops out of medical school in order to focus on her husband's well-being while he's incarcerated - leading her on a journey of self-discovery in the process.

The screening will be followed by a discussion of "Mass Incarceration in the Neoliberal Era" moderated by professor Geert Dhondt, John Jay College of Criminal Justice, City University of New York.

This event is made possible with support from the Economics Graduate Student Organization, Department of Economics, Political Economy Research Institute, Department of Resource Economics, the Department of History's Feinberg Family Distinguished Lecture Series and the Department of Sociology.

Event Category

Diversity Film Lecture