Title

Encountering Attica

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

2009

Abstract

Encountering Attica is a 24 min. short documentary that chronicles a year-long "encounter" between three first-year law students who venture inside Attica state prison to meet with five men serving life sentences at Attica state prison. The law students struggle with their own preconceived notions about crime and punishment, while the inmates struggle to suspend their own skepticism about lawyers and the legal profession. What emerges is a new understanding and appreciation of humanity on both sides of the bars.

Publication Title

Encountering Attica

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