Sep 16, 2022 | 5:30pm–7:30pm EDT Past Event

MTV Documentary Films presents: Angola Do You Hear Us?

Exhibition walk-through 5:30 pm

Screening with panel 6:00-7:30 pm

Angola Do You Hear Us? Voices from a Plantation Prison (Dir: Cinque Northern, 2022)

The film tells the story of playwright Liza Jessie Peterson whose acclaimed play “The Peculiar Patriot” was shut down mid-performance at the Louisiana State Penitentiary, commonly known as Angola Prison. The film examines how one woman’s play challenged the country’s largest plantation prison and impacted incarcerated men long after the record of her visit was erased by the institution’s administration.

The screening will be introduced by Lyrispect and followed by a Q&A with Liza Jessie Peterson, Bianca Tylek (Worth Rises), and Akeil Robertson-Jowers (Mural Arts), moderated by Chad Eric Smith (Mural Arts). This film screening is produced in partnership with African American Museum of Philadelphia and Aubin Pictures.