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Interstitial EP005

Prison Land
by Brett Story

Why do we design our landscapes to inflict particular kinds of coercive activities on other people? Geographer and filmmaker Brett Story invites us to see, and unsee, the spaces of carceral power.

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Brett Story is a geographer and award-winning nonfiction filmmaker based in Toronto whose work focuses on racial capitalism, ideology, and carceral space. She holds a PhD in geography from the University of Toronto and is currently an assistant professor in the School of Image Arts at Ryerson University. Her 2016 feature documentary, The Prison in Twelve Landscapes, was awarded the Special Jury Prize at the Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival and was a nominee for Best Feature Documentary at the Canadian Screen Awards. The film was broadcast on PBS’s Independent Lens in April of 2017. Brett was a 2016 Sundance Institute Art of Nonfiction Fellow and a 2018 Guggenheim Fellow in film and video. She is the author of the book, Prison Land: Mapping Carceral Power across Neoliberal America, and coeditor of the forthcoming volume, Infrastructures of Citizenship. Her latest feature documentary, The Hottest August, was released in fall 2019.

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TITLE
Prison Land: Mapping Carceral Power across Neoliberal America
AUTHOR
Brett Story
PUBLISHER
University of Minnesota Press
PAGES
240
PUBLICATION DATE
March 2019

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