Out of State: Screening and Discussion

On Thursday, October 25, 2018, we screened the award-winning documentary Out of State (79 min.), which 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 event opened 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) followed the screenings.