The award-winning documentary Out of State (79 min.) explores the intersections between the US imperial project and prison industrial complex, through the stories of David and Hale—two Native Hawaiian men incarcerated in a private prison in the Arizona desert, thousands of miles away from home. “The themes that this powerful, poetic film explores are specifically grounded in a uniquely Hawaiian experience—exploring the struggles of contemporary Hawaiians through an intimate, honest, and empathetic lens,” the Hawai‘i International Film Festival Jury proclaimed.
This event opens with a screening of After Now (26 min.), directed by Raechel Bosch (who will introduce the film) and Thuy Linh Tu in collaboration with the NYU Prison Education Program. The documentary follows three New Yorkers as they rebuild their lives and relationships after incarceration.
A discussion with Out of State director and producer Ciara Lacy (via Skype), Max Mishler (University of Toronto), Earl Neal (Alum, NYU Prison Education Program), and Dean Itsuji Saranillio (NYU Department of Social & Cultural Analysis) follows the screenings.
Thursday, October 25, 6:30 PM- 9:00 PM
Organizer: A/P/A Institute at NYU
Venue: NYU Cantor Film Center, Theater 200
36 East 8th Street
New York, NY 10003 United States
Co-presented by the Asian/Pacific/American Institute at NYU and NYU Native Studies Forum. Co-sponsored by the NYU Native American & Indigenous Students Group, NYU Prison Education Program, and Nā ʻŌiwi NYC.