The Poet & The Prisoner

Posted 5/21/2009 by fotoloka in Labels: , , , , ,
A couple of months ago, my friend, a poet, suggested I take a class being given at the local art center that promised a finished video in 7 I went. Ed, my friend and I teamed up, since the class was asked to pair off to work together on what would be an interview of some sort as the basis of their film. Joanna Catherine Scott is a remarkable novelist and poet who lives in Chapel Hill. Both Ed and I agreed she would be a wonderful interview, especially since her involvement with a prisoner on death row created a wonderful story. We struggled through the tech work involved with editing, and since finishing, I've pretty much forgotten what I might have learned, but think that the subject of this video is well worth the 7 minutes of time needed to watch it.

2 comment(s) to... “The Poet & The Prisoner”


Anonymous said...

It does my heart good to hear of work like this with prisoners. We are so into incarceration and not into remedying the causes or rehabilitation. I lament the hate that is behind these lacks. I go weekly into our two local jails and have writing circles with the women there. I realize "there but for the grace of God go I". This is a lovely video and story. thanks
B Willis

Joanna Catherine Scott said...

Dear B. Willis,

Thank you so much for your comment. I agree with everything you say. Our prison system is appalling. I commend you for your love and diligence in what you are doing with these incarcerated women.

The good news is that since that video was made, we have got Hamza off Death Row. He is now in Safekeeping and we are hoping against hope for freedom.

love from both of us,

Joanna Catherine Scott and Hamza

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