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Help us give voice to those incarcerated in America by the billion dollar private prison industry.

Do you find the buying and selling of inmates and immigrant detainees in this country as repugnant as we do?

Do you find it disturbing that the private prison industry is the chief architect of bills like Arizona’s SB1070, a bill that ensures the growth of for-profit detention beds?

Are you horrified by the fact that the majority of states allow the shackling of women prisoners in their third trimester and during labor and childbirth?

Do you wonder what happens to elderly women inmates in prisons that are run for profit? 

Do you question who will stand up against this multi-billion dollar industry that gorges itself on our tax-dollars?

This ten-minute documentary will explore the rising tide of privatization in our criminal justice and immigrant detention systems. Rather than focus on politics, it will use the words of those incarcerated, working, or living in communities with these private facilities to start a conversation about this practice. Because these men, women, and children have no voice in the debate on privatization - and no safety from retribution - their words will be shared by a diverse group of volunteers who read their stories on-screen - and contrast their struggles with their own lives. The completed film will be distributed through social media such as Facebook, to reach the larger networks of all those involved in making it, from the spokespersons to the film crew.

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    ARE YOU READY FOR YOUR CLOSE-UP? The point of this project is to engage viewers in this issue, and get them talking about it. So, as well as offering conventional incentives, we're going to have contributors of $35 or more be the first asked to respond to the film, via cam if possible, and have the film sent out to their personal social network, and those individuals will also be invited to respond. A grid of the first hundred responses we receive will then be distributed online with the film.

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