Host a Screening – RIKERS – A Documentary Film
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Host a Screening

RIKERS: AN AMERICAN JAIL is a powerful catalyst to help people think about the human toll of of mass incarceration and the brutal conditions that persist in jails across the country. A free RIKERS DVD and other support for creating a screening is available by contacting Colby Kelly, Executive Director, Communications & Engagement: kellyc [at] publicsquaremedia [dot] org.


Across the country, churches, synagogues, mosques and other faith-based institutions and organizations are coming together to reflect on the moral, ethical and spiritual questions that are raised by America’s high incarceration rate and the toll that it takes on individuals, their families and our communities.

If you want to engage your faith community in discussion of these questions, this downloadable INTERFAITH DISCUSSION GUIDE can help you to plan an event. It includes insights and suggested reference from a variety of faith leaders to help you shape an event that will be most meaningful for your congregation and community.


Join the growing number of organizations and educational institutions that are hosting screenings of RIKERS for their stakeholders, students, faculty, staff and constituencies.

  • Amnesty International, Columbia University Chapter
  • John Jay College of Criminal Justice
  • The Vera Institute
  • NYC Bar Association
  • #CloseRikers
  • The Fortune Society
  • Writers Guild of America
  • NYU College of Global Public Health
  • Breaking Down Walls Conference in Philadelphia
  • Brennan Center Center for Justice
  • More Just NYC
  • Revolutionary Reelz
  • San Francisco Commonwealth Club
  • Wesleyan College
  • CUNY Queensborough College