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Thursday, November 17, 2022 6pm to 7:30pm

Harvard Art Museums
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Join us for a presentation of MTV Documentary Films’ Angola Do You Hear Us? Voices From a Plantation Prison (formerly known as A Peculiar Silence).

The film tells the story of playwright Liza Jessie Peterson, whose acclaimed play The Peculiar Patriot was shut down mid-performance at the Louisiana State Penitentiary, commonly known as Angola Prison. Directed and edited by Cinque Northern, produced by filmmaker Catherine Gund, and featuring Peterson and Norris Henderson, the film examines how one woman’s play challenged the country’s largest plantation prison and left a profound impact on the incarcerated men long after the record of her visit was erased by the institution’s administration.

A conversation with Liza Jessie Peterson, Catherine Gund, and Harvard professor Brandon Terry will take place after the film.

About today’s film:
Angola Do You Hear Us? Voices from a Plantation Prison, 2022 (Paramount Plus; English; 26 min.)

Catherine Gund, Filmmaker
Liza Jessie Peterson, Playwright and executive producer
Brandon Terry, John L. Loeb Associate Professor of the Social Sciences, Harvard University, and Co-Director of the Institute on Policing, Incarceration, and Public Safety, Hutchins Center for African and African American Research

Free admission, but seating is limited and reservations are encouraged. Reservations may be arranged by clicking on the event on this form beginning on Monday, November 7, after 10am.

The screening will take place in Menschel Hall, Lower Level. Doors will open at 5:30pm.

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