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Collaboration between Cal State LA's Animation Option students and Lancaster State Prison's Communication Studies students. These films utilize the writing and 

narration of incarcerated students in conjunction with animation to illuminate and visualize the inner and outer lives of those in the prison system.

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"I'm Sensory Overload Behind Bars" 

Written and Narrated by Risala Rose-Aminifu
Animated and Directed by Jazmin Cabrera

Does Interethnic Communication Apprehension Cause Racism in Prison?

Written and Narrated by Jimmie L. Gilmer Jr.
Animated and Directed by Vanessa Perez

"Love's Many Forms" 

Written and Narrated by Dara Yin
Animated and Directed by Ma.Nadeschka Estocado

From Letters to Visits in Prison: A Past Relationship Becomes Present Again

Written and Narrated by Thaisan Nguon
Animated and Directed by Nathaniel Trias


Dara Yin

00:00 / 03:46

Jeff Ayers

00:00 / 01:30

Risala Rose Aminifu

00:00 / 01:38

Larry Torres

00:00 / 06:14

Kicking Horse

00:00 / 03:13

Clifton Gibson

00:00 / 03:45

Duncan Martinez

00:00 / 02:48

Thaisan Nguon

00:00 / 02:25

Justin Hong

00:00 / 02:25

Deone Whitmore

00:00 / 02:13

Jimmie Gilmer

00:00 / 04:00

Justin & Elaine Hong

00:00 / 24:07


"Imagine that" 

By Lancaster Prison BA in Communication Studies Students August 27th 2018

"Step Inside The Circle"

By Compassion Prison Project

CSULA Graduation Celebration 

"A Fresh Start" 

By Lancaster Prison BA in Communication Studies Students August 27th 2018

"Sam Selects 2"

By Samuel Nathaniel Brown

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