Abolition Film Society shares films with prisoners.
Short works from the CFMDC archive have been chosen for incarcerated participants based on their interests, and distributed within the limitations of the prison system: stills sent by mail, audio played on the phone, and low quality video clips transmitted via a for-profit online communication platform.
Over the course of April, Curator Kristin Li will be adding to the Abolition Film Society blog where you can view images, documentation and writing on how films were sent into prisons and barriers faced such as participants getting transferred without warning, materials being rejected, and inability to be added to people’s phone list. Further, how creative solutions arose, and the already existing network of prisoner solidarity organizers relaying messages and packages.
This blog will culminate in a presentation by Kristin Li on April 29th, facilitated by Mikiki.
Abolition Film Society is a collaboration with Prisoner Correspondence Project, a Montreal-based solidarity program for LGBTQ+ prisoners across Canada and the United States.