The Flying University Documentary Premiere and Forum
“The Flying University”, a new 360 North documentary, premiered February 18 at the @360 Studio in Juneau. The short film takes viewers inside a literature and philosophy class at Juneau’s Lemon Creek Correctional Center led by UAS English and Philosophy faculty Sol Neely.
Interviews with inmates, former inmates, students, prison staff, Department of Corrections staff and Neely explore the importance of education in prison, recidivism, reentry, justice reform, and the need for community involvement.
The premiere was followed by a panel discussion with people from the documentary and experts in the field, and addressed questions about the current state of the justice system and how it can be improved. Former inmates who are now UAS students praised Juneau faculty including Glenn Wright, Robin Walz, Dan Monteith, Emily Wall and Rosemarie Alexander. The forum was moderated by documentary producer Scott Burton and will broadcast on 360 North public television on March 11, 2016.