Tuesday, May 07, 2019

"Out of State": Hawaiian native men sent to a private prison in Arizona and rediscover their own roots

Ciara Lacy’s film “Out of State” was aired in abbreviated from on PBS Independent Lens on Monday, May 6.

The documentary traces the lives of some convicts from Hawaii shipped to privately owned and run prisons in Arizona.

Several of the men develop an interest in native dances and culture and envision new careers when they get out of jail, only to find that the programs they were counting on were cancelled when they return.
The men are heavily tattooed and aggressive, and from a culture that I personally have practically no communication with.

Wikipedia picture attribution: 
By Joe Parks from Berkeley, CA - Saguaro National Park, CC BY 2.0, Link

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