Dostoevsky Behind Bars

DOSTOEVSKY BEHIND BARS

Trailer by Marc Kornblatt



December 3, 2014

In collaboration with the WUD Film CommitteeDostoevsky Behind Bars, a feature-length documentary about the Oakhill Prison Humanities Project, was screened at the Marquee Theater at the University of Wisconsin. Director Marc Kornblatt and volunteer instructors Janelle Pulczinski and Ron Kuka participated in a Q&A session following the film.

An audience member asks the Q&A participants about the role of the humanities in education. Photo credit: Jose Vergara

An audience member asks the post-screening Q&A participants about the role of the humanities in education. Photo Credit: José Vergara

Ron Kuka speaks about his experiences teaching at Oakhill. Photo credit: Jose Vergara

Ron Kuka speaks about his experiences teaching at Oakhill. Photo Credit: José Vergara

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April 5, 2014

Marc Kornblatt’s documentary about the Oakhill Prison Humanities Project, Dostoevsky Behind Bars, was featured at the Wisconsin Film Festival in Madison, Wisconsin. It played to a sold-out audience and received a Golden Badger Award. Since then the film has also been an official selection of the Kansas International Film Festival, the Louisville International Film Festival, the Julien Dubuque International Film Festival, and the Philadelphia Film Festival. In April 2015 it was named a finalist in the Media for a Just Society Awards.

Marc Kornblatt, director, "Dostoevsky Behind Bars" Photo Credit: Wisconsin State Journal

Marc Kornblatt, director, “Dostoevsky Behind Bars.” Photo Credit: Wisconsin State Journal

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