Cinema Studies film series: Dhamma Brothers
The “I” of the Camera: a personal window on social issues
Conversation with co-director Anne Marie Stein
The filmmakers participated in an unusual experiment in teaching Vipassana meditation at Donaldson Correctional Facility in Alabama, an overcrowded, violent maximum- security prison for over 1,500 prisoners, many of whom are serving life sentences. Several prisoners were dramatically changed by the program, which lasted ten days and required 100 hours of silent meditation. This film has the power to dismantle stereotypes about men behind prison bars.
Monday, March 19, 3:00 – 5:00 PM
90 Snell Library, Northeastern University
Reception to follow
Free for all Northeastern students, faculty, and staff (non-Northeastern guests must bring a picture ID for library access).
For more information call Cinema Studies in the College of Arts, Media and Design at (617) 373-3654.