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Prison for Profit: Live Q&A

All Equal? Truth To Power

26 September 2020 | 8:30pm - 9:15pm

Closed Captions

Prison for Profit is a hard-hitting investigation of a private prison in South Africa that uncovers what happens when public services are ruled by market forces.

The Black Lives Matter movement has brought criminal justice – and prison abolition in particular – to public attention. Systemic reforms have been called for, and the understanding of the wider ramifications of our penal system is growing. Meanwhile, the UK government continues to outsource millions of pounds worth of public service contracts in detention and rehabilitation, social care, health and the euphemistically named “immigration removal centres” to firms such as G4S and Serco, despite damning reports of abuse, human rights violations and widespread fraud, in the UK and in countries such as South Africa. How can we reform the system and hold these corporations – and the governments that appoint them – to account? Join directors Ilse and Femke Van Velzen live at 20:30 on Saturday 26th September in conversation with representatives from War on Want and We Own It to explore opportunities for action.

All our Q&As are free to attend, though pre-registration is required.

This event will have live captions for D/deaf and hard-of-hearing audiences. Please contact access@takeoneaction.org.uk with any questions about access for this event.

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To get the full “live screening” experience, we recommend you:

  1. Book your ticket for the film in advance.
  2. Register your place for this live Q&A in advance
  3. Start playing the film at 7:00pm on Sat 26 September
  4. Join us for the live Q&A straight after, at 8:30pm


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