Around Abolition Film Festival

May 3–Jun 3, 2021 / 2:00–3:00 pm

The Memory and Resistance Laboratory (MEM-RES) announces the Around Abolition Film Festival, a month-long run of films that engage with the urgent question of abolition.  The festival runs through the month of May and features five film screenings as well as virtual conversations every Thursday with the filmmakers and MEM-RES organizers. The festival includes The Infiltrators by Alex Rivera and Cristina Ibarra, Criminal Queers by Eric Stanley and Chris Vargas, Alunsina by Kiri Dalena, The Prison in Twelve Landscapes by Brett Story and Re-Visions of Abolition by Setsu Shigematsu. These films share the perspective of Dreamers who risk all to stop deportations, radical trans/queer vibrancy in the face of the prison industrial complex, children as they face the trauma caused by the war on drugs in Duterte’s Philippines, landscapes across the USA where prisons do work and affect lives, women caught in the criminal carceral system, and scholar-activists of the abolition movement. 
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