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The Great Incarcerator Part II: The Shadow of Lucasville directed by Derrick Jones - Bolder, CO

Friday, October 11, 2013, 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Hilton Atlanta Northeast, 5993 Peachtree Industrial Boulevard, Norcross, GA 30092
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The Great Incarcerator Part II: The Shadow of Lucasville re-examines the Lucasville Uprising. On the first day of the uprising, Greg Curry, Siddique Abdullah Hasan, Keith Lamar (aka Bomani Shakur), and Jason Robb began refusing food, and demanding that the ODRC grant access to media outlets who've requested on-camera interviews with them. On the following Monday, three other OSP prisoners joined the hunger strike in solidarity.

There was significant outside media coverage of the 20th anniversary, and the hunger strike. The Associated Press ran 3 articles, including an interview conducted by phone with Siddique Abdullah Hasan. These articles went out on the wire and were syndicated nationally.

On May 6th, after hearing that the lawsuit would be going forward, and a final meeting with Warden Bobby (who was unable to offer anything) Greg and Hasan ended their hunger strike.

Full of great archive footage and interviews, the film does an excellent job of telling the story and also offers context and analysis for the events.

Rated: PG-13 - GWINNETT SCREENING ROOM

Restrictions

<p>We use a rating system on all of our films. Children under the age of 13 are not allowed in films rate PG-13 or R. Children under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult at all times. Children under 16 are not allowed in workshops. The Youth Screening Series on Saturday is open to all youth.</p>

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