Recently graduated from Scattergood Friends School and Farm, Rezadad Mohammadi directed, produced and did much of the work on the video below, “The War on Drugs” (U.S.A. and Mexico), Mass Incarceration and Solitary Confinement.
After a revealing history of the War on Drugs, the next segment is about mass incarceration and the intentional targeting of people of color. This reminded me of some of the first discussions I participated in at the Kheprw Institute, where black youth led community discussion about Michelle Alexander’s book, The New Jim Crow.
The following segment about the horrors of solitary confinement was really powerful. That is a moral outrage.
The video ends with some of the work of the American Friends Service Committee’s (AFSC) project 67 Suenos, a program to help give immigrant youth a voice for change in their communities. One project, included in this video, is a 260 foot mural titled “Solidarity YES! Hatred NO!”. Rezadad’s video ends with photos of parts of the mural, and wonderful interviews with the youth involved.