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Screening of ‘The Work’ filmed inside Folsom Prison

Submitted by Joyce Banzhaf

“The Work,” a riveting documentary filmed inside Folsom State Prison, will be shown at 6 p.m. Feb. 17 at the Unitarian Universalist Church, 246 S. Church Street in Grass Valley. Everyone is welcome.

“The Work” was shot during a four-day Inside Circle Workshop at Folsom State Prison in Folsom. The workshops were originally created by “lifers” in the prison who grew tired of the cycle of violence and death that surrounded them. They collaborated with the Mankind Project to create a program to confront this. Scenes in the film include authentic, honest conversations with men eager to rid themselves of lingering grief or anger. The goal of each powerful exercise is to break through to a deeper understanding and acceptance of one’s self and fellow inmates. Eldra Jackson III, who is a former inmate facilitator in the film, and who also currently works as a facilitator for the Alternatives to Violence Project, will be on hand answer questions.


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