1:00 p.m. The "Worst of the Worst" follows the story of three characters whose lives have been shaped by incarceration in Northern, a high-tech super maximum security prison designed to incarcerate the so-called “worst of the worst” problem inmates. Misael, a former inmate, Pete, a Northern correctional officer, and Ros, a mother determined to support her incarcerated son, are the main characters in the film. Produced by filmmakers at Yale Law School’s Visual Law Project, the film includes analysis from legal scholars and calls into question the role of supermax prisons and solitary confinement in the U.S. criminal justice system. Directed by Leslie Couvillion, USA, 2012.
1:30 p.m. "A2-B-C": Directed by Ian Thomas Ash, Japan, 2013. Eighteen months after the nuclear meltdown, some children in Fukushima are suffering from severe nose bleeds and are developing skin rashes and thyroid cysts. Citing a lack of transparency in the official medical testing of their children and the ineffectiveness of the decontamination of their homes and schools, the children’s mothers take radiation monitoring into their own hands.