Rikers

Bill Moyers Introduces the Film "Rikers"

Bill Moyers Introduces the Film "Rikers"

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The first documentary to focus on people formerly detained in NYC's Rikers Island Jail.

This film from Bill Moyers is the first documentary to focus exclusively on people formerly detained in New York City's notorious Rikers Island Jail and give them the opportunity to tell their compelling stories, direct to camera. The film captures their vivid memories, revealing the violent arc of the Rikers experience. It is a true portrait of the upside down reality that is Rikers.

RIKERS is a production of Schumann Media Center, Inc. and Brick City TV LLC in association with Public Square Media, Inc. Produced by Marc Levin and Mark Benjamin, with producer …

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Rikers: An American Jail

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Rikers: An American Jail

The United States is facing a crisis of mass incarceration with over 2.2 million people packed into its jails and prisons. To understand the human toll of this crisis, Rikers Island is a good place to start.

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