OZ clip

Sharaai's picture

This is a video that Dan and I watched together while reading though Right To Be Hostile. It's a "Crazy prison riot".

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8LWbxSZ2Nxw

We invite you to consider what this does to people's perceptions of prisoners? And contemplate what goes through our mind when we see a headline that includes the words "prison riot".

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S. Yaeger's picture

It's so intersting to me that

It's so intersting to me that you two chose this clip from Oz.  I've been thinking about the show since I started working on these courses with the profs.  while the show does have these horrific moments of sheer violence, I was always impressed with how it worked to show the incarcerated characters as complex human beings, instead of as monsters.  It actually went into the lives of each primary character and traced their roots back to their first crimes while inviting the viewer to identify with them.

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