Watch: “North Carolina’s School-to-Prison Pipeline” Student-Produced Video

Still from "North Carolina's School to Prison Pipeline"

Still from “North Carolina’s School to Prison Pipeline”

This short documentary produced by undergraduates in the Fall 2013 Video for Social Change course taught at the Center for Documentary Studies is a vivid portrayal of the devastating effects of laws, policies, and practices that push youth out of school and into the juvenile and criminal justice systems. The documentary was produced in association with the new organization Youth Justice North Carolina (YJNC). The Video for Social Change course is taught by CDS artist-in-residence and award-winning documentary producer Bruce Orenstein.

The video screened at an event on January 23 at Duke’s Sanford School of Public Policy and was followed by a panel discussion with community leaders and advocates.

Past student documentaries from the Video for Social Change class include Your Voice, Their Money, on the effects of the Citizens United decision on state-level politics, and Forward Together, Not One Step Back, on the growing nationwide trend of potentially restrictive voting laws.

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