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‘Tutwiler’ Film Screening at Jule Collins Smith Museum

A screening and discussion of Tutwiler, a documentary short by The Marshall Project and FRONTLINE PBS on what it is like to be an expectant mother in Alabama’s Julia Tutwiler Prison, and the doula program trying to help these women prepare for birth.
03.25.2020 4:00 p.m.
Jule Collins Smith Museum
901 South College Street Auburn, AL 36849

This event has been postponed to Fall 2020. A new date will be announced at a later time.

A screening and discussion of Tutwiler, a documentary by The Marshall Project and FRONTLINE (PBS) offering a powerful window into the lives of incarcerated women who are expecting a child. The film will be shown, followed by a discussion about issues faced by incarcerated pregnant women and what happens to their newborns.

The panel discussion will be moderated by Joan Harrell, a lecturer and Diversity Coordinator in the School of Communication and Journalism, Auburn University. Other panelists will include reporter and producer Alysia Santo and filmmaker Elaine McMillion Sheldon; Ashley Lovell, program director of the Alabama Prison Birth Project and Wendy Williams, deputy commissioner, Alabama Department of Corrections.

The School of Communication and Journalism and the Women’s Studies Department at Auburn University are co-hosting the screening.

Tutwiler is produced by FRONTLINE PBS and The Marshall Project with Requisite Media and will broadcast on America ReFramed.