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THE DHAMMA BROTHERS
Special Showing at the Waisman Center, UW-Madison
The Dhamma Brothers, a documentary on meditation practice in prison
Free public screening at the Waisman Center, UW-Madison
Panel discussion will follow the film. Panelists include:
East Meets West in the Deep South
An overcrowded maximum-security prison—the end of the line in Alabama’s correctional system—is forever changed by the influence of an ancient meditation program. The Dhamma Brothers tells a dramatic tale of human potential and transformation as it closely follows and documents the stories of the prison inmates who enter into this arduous and intensive program. It challenges assumptions about the nature of prisons as places of punishment rather than rehabilitation and raises the question: Is it possible for these men, some of whom have committed horrendous crimes, to change?