Film Screening: What These Walls Won’t Hold


Monday, October 10, 2022

7:00 PM to 8:30 PM

Free RSVP to attend | Masks required

Runtime: 42 minutes

Join us for a film screening and Q & A with the filmmaker Adamu Chan. Chan’s film What these Walls Won’t Hold discusses the COVID-19 crisis inside California prisons which has claimed the lives of over 200 incarcerated people and infected tens of thousands more. This film tracks the origins of COVID-19 inside the California state prison system and a newly formed coalition, led by currently and formerly incarcerated people, that brought forward an abolitionist framework to a life or death situation.

Told through the lens and perspective of filmmaker Adamu Chan, who was incarcerated at San Quentin State Prison during the height of the COVID-19 outbreak, What These Walls Won’t Hold explores how relationships, built on trust, shared liberatory struggle, and connections across broader abolitionist organizing work, can unfold into sites of resistance and radical change, across prison walls and beyond separations of power, essential to actualizing the world impacted communities are fighting to create.