April 25, 2018

Director Finds Real Life Superheroes with “Conviction”

Craig Phillips in Interviews

Filmmaker Jamie Meltzer, also the program director of the MFA program in Documentary Film at Stanford University, has made acclaimed films about a wide collection of topics, from song-poems to…...

Guard tower at an American prison
Beyond the Films

May 05, 2017

The Prison Economy: How Do Prisons Affect the Places We Live?

Independent Lens in Beyond the Films

The Independent Lens film The Prison in Twelve Landscapes¬†examines the effect prisons have on the communities around them in both positive and negative ways. Prisons can stimulate the economy and…...