Special Documentary Film: "Serving Life"
A preview of the award-winning documentary, “Serving Life,” narrated and produced by Academy Award Winner Forest Whitaker, will be shown during the book adult book discussion. Then, a special free showing of the entire 80-min film will be on Wednesday, April 26, 6:30 p.m. at the main library as a companion to the discussion.
The documentary takes viewers inside Louisiana’s maximum security prison at Angola, where the average sentence is more than 90 years. Over 85 percent of the inmates will never live in the outside world again. In a massive revamping to not only rehabilitate the institution, but to restore humanity to the worst of the worst, the pre-Civil War prison started an extraordinary hospice program where hardened criminals care for their dying fellow inmates.
The program is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served.