Dayton Premier: LOCKED IN A BOX  

Peace Literacy Dayton Film Forum:

“Locked in a Box” is an award winning short documentary that follows the stories of individuals held in the U.S. Immigration detention system and those who visit them. The film traces the lives of individuals who fled their homelands in search of safety and freedom only to end up in U.S. prisons under a mandatory bed quota system run by Immigration Customs & Enforcement. Since the 1990’s there has been a massive expansion of the immigration detention system up to 34,000 immigrants in detention on any given day in approximately 200 different facilities, many of which are for-profit prisons.

Meet the Filmmaker: October 6 at 7pm

This event is at the Westminster Presbyterian Church, 125 N. Wilkinson St.

Meet award-winning filmmaker, David Barnhart and a panel who will discuss the film, "Locked in a Box." which follows the stories of individuals held in the U.S. Immigration detention system and those who visit them. The film traces the lives of individuals who fled their homelands in search of safety and freedom only to end up in U.S. prisons under a mandatory bed quota system run by Immigration Customs & Enforcement. Since the 1990s there has been a massive expansion of the immigration detention system up to 34,000 immigrants in detention on any given day in approximately 200 different facilities, many of which are for-profit prisons. Locked in a Box helps strip away the political rhetoric to see the human cost of detention.  

This "Building Peace through the Arts in Dayton" series is presented by the Peace Literacy Dayton Film Forum in collaboration with The Dayton Opera, Westminster Presbyterian Church, Dayton International Peace Museum and Presbyterian Disaster Assistance.. Free to the public.