Film Screening//Follow Me Down: Portraits Of Louisiana Prison Music

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Film Screening//Follow Me Down: Portraits Of Louisiana Prison Music
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Midlo Center for New Orleans Studies, University of New Orleans says
“Follow Me Down is a feature-length documentary about music in prison, shot over the course of two years in three Louisiana prisons. Georgetown ethnomusicologist Ben Harbert weaves together interviews and performances of extraordinary inmate musicians--some serving life sentences, some new commits and one soon to be released. The result, in essence, is a concert film, but instead of bright lights and big stages, these musicians rap in the fields while picking okra, soothe themselves with R&B in lockdown and create a cappella gospel harmonies. With unprecedented access and Harbert's insistence on letting the music speak for itself, the film offers an unexpected look at prison life, pushing viewers to reach their own conclusions about criminality, regret, redemption, and the humanity in us all.”—IMDB

This event will be held in the UNO Liberal Arts Lounge, Liberal Arts Building room 197. This event is free and open to the public.
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By: Midlo Center for New Orleans Studies, University of New Orleans

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