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Northwest African American Museum
Seattle, WA
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What does life hold for kids who grow up behind bars? Join director Heather Dew Oaksen, producer Caroline Cumming, and the cast of the documentary, MINOR DIFFERENCES for the premiere of this thought-provoking film on Thursday, Oct 11th, 7:30pm, at the Northwest African American Museum, 2300 South Massachusetts St. Seattle, WA 98144 (206) 518-6000. The film follows five former juvenile offenders for nearly two decades providing an intimate view of their journeys to maturity. The leads of the film, Andres, Casey, Joe and Matt, now men in their 30's, will be there to take your questions.

Eighteen years ago, Oaksen taught a video skills class at a maximum security prison for juveniles. There she got to know the men you will meet in MINOR DIFFERENCES. At the time, they were boys between the ages of 13 and 18  Caucasian, Mexican American, Native American and African-American. They had seriously messed up. They were labeled "offenders" and "gangbangers" and shipped off to prison.

But in creating their video pieces, we see a startlingly different side of these young boys. Their first-hand accounts of their lives and dreams, their humor, and their insights, make us question the wisdom of condemning them at such young ages, and treating them as if this is who they always will be. Over the next 18 years, we see how their lives have gone. In unforgettable interviews, the men grow in ways no one could have foreseen. We also witness prison's negative impacts on their attempts to make good.

The evening will also offer Proliferation, an animated mapping of the US Prison system set to original music by artist Paul Rucker and a dance performance by Kagaka Lua Entertainment, dedicated to promoting Pacific Islander Heritage through cultural dance, music and workshops.

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Northwest African American Museum (View)
2300 S. Massachusetts St.
Seattle, WA 98144
United States

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Film > Movies

Minimum Age: 12
Kid Friendly: No
Dog Friendly: No
Non-Smoking: Yes!
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!


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