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America Divided: The System


Location: Bartos Screening Room

With Leah Natasha Thomas (producer), J.PERIOD (Mixtape DJ, remixer and hip-hop producer), Five Mualimm-ak (Co-Founder, The Incarcerated Nation Corp), and Brandon Tucker (ACLU) in person

Featuring original theme music by J. Period. Broadcast during the run-up to the 2016 presidential election, America Divided, the EPIX Original limited docu-series executive produced by Norman Lear, Shonda Rhimes, and Common, features narratives around inequality in education, housing, healthcare, labor, criminal justice, and the political system—all woven into an eight-story, five-part series. In “The System: Policing and Mass Incarceration,” the viewer travels with Oscar-winning hip-hop artist Common as he returns to his hometown of Chicago—ground zero for disparities in the nation’s criminal justice system. Screening of the hour-long episode will be followed by a discussion with J. PERIOD and other guests in person.

Tickets: $15 (free for members at the Film Lover level and MoMI Kids Premium levels and above). Order tickets online. (Members may contact [email protected] with questions regarding online reservations.)

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