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Bring Down the Walls
Directed by Phil Collins • 2020 • Germany, United States
Art and activism collide in this empowering documentary, which examines the injustices of America’s prison-industrial complex and the power of house music as a catalyst for human connection, transformation, and liberation. A collaboration between filmmaker Phil Collins and the Black, Latino, and queer artists, activists, and formerly incarcerated people who, in 2018, created a temporary space in downtown Manhattan that served as both a hub for prison-abolition organizing and a venue for exhilarating dance parties, BRING DOWN THE WALLS proposes a vision of social justice in which collective action and communal celebration are inextricably entwined.