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What These Walls Won't Hold | Healing Power of Filmmaking

Season 12 Episode 3 | 22s

They say art heals and it is what director Adamu Chan discovered when he picked up a camera while incarcerated at San Quentin State Prison. Chan, who worked with others on the inside, learned filmmaking, shared his art through videos, and found a purpose that led to healing and eventually making the documentary, WHAT THESE WALLS WON'T HOLD.

Major funding for America ReFramed provided by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting. Funding provided by the MacArthur Foundation, the Wyncote Foundation and the National Endowment for the Arts.
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