Hidden Lives Illuminated film screening at Eastern State Penitentiary, August 2019. Photo by Jaime Martorana, courtesy of Eastern State Penitentiary Historic Site.
Eastern State Penitentiary offers a new round of screenings of the films generated through the Center-supported project Hidden Lives Illuminated, a series of twenty animated short films created by incarcerated artists. These films offer a rare glimpse into the experience and perspective of artists living or working behind bars.
The screenings are presented as part of Eastern State’s fall Night Tours, which include access to the exhibition Prisons Today: Questions in the Age of Mass Incarceration.