FLEFF On Campus Film Screening "Passport to the Future" with Filmmaker Benay Rubenstein


Contributed by Karen Rodriguez

Barriers to higher education as a consequence of an American policy of mass incarceration.

Wednesday April 3rd 10:00-10:50am and 11:-11:50am. Hill 62

Passport to the Future:  Accessing Higher Education in an Era of Mass Incarceration: (Benay Rubenstein and Jeremy Robins, United States, 2012; 20 min.) While mass incarceration is increasingly being recognized as the greatest civil rights issue of our time, the barriers to higher education have remained a hidden and overlooked consequence to rebuilding lives after prison. The video, Passport To The Future, was produced by Benay Rubenstein, Founder of College Initiative and 2011 Soros Justice Fellow and Jeremy Robins, filmmaker.  The Center for Community Alternatives served as the host organization for Ms. Rubenstein's work through the Open Society Foundations.