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What These Walls Won't Hold | Trailer

Season 12 Episode 3 | 1m 08s

Transcending the grim realities of the COVID-19 pandemic, Adamu Chan's WHAT THESE WALLS WON'T HOLD paints a portrait of resilience and hope blossoming within San Quentin State Prison. Chan, formerly incarcerated himself, offers an insider's view delving into his own journey towards freedom, while amplifying the voices of his community and their loved ones on both sides of the prison walls.

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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California farmworker housing rules force seasonal moves, upending Latinx students' education.
Alaudin Ullah opens up about growing up in Harlem as a Bengali American kid.
Alaudin Ullah talks about his love for hip hop and rejecting his roots when he was growing up.
A family acts to rectify a systemic wrong after a mentally ill loved one's incarceration.
A family acts to rectify a systemic wrong after a mentally ill loved one's incarceration.
Stevie Walker-Webb shares his hopes and fears for incarcerated people with mental illness.
For 24 hours, Stevie Walker-Webb is in "solitary confinement" to show its inhumanity.
Two brothers, one on the inside, share their hopes and dreams after incarceration.
A filmmaker chronicles his journey beyond walls after being incarcerated at San Quentin.
An incarcerated man sees a second chance on the outside for himself and his family.
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