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“The Prison Renaissance Project” traces the mission of a collaborative art project between students at Stanford University and incarcerated people at San Quentin State Prison. Through interviews of students and an incarcerated artist named Mesro, this documentary meditates on what it means to create art through letters and phone calls, defying prison walls. By challenging preconceived notions about the incarcerated, the Project and this documentary work in tandem to ask the question of how art can be a source of connection in a divisive America.

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