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Master of Fine Arts (M.F.A.)
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abolition, climate change, incarceration, police brutality, schools, social movements
Set in the very near future against the ticking clock of climate change, In the Belly Past the Teeth follows a cast of characters who deal with the carceral state and presence of surveillance in their lives. A mother in family court for domestic violence asks herself what is justice in love; a prison guard questions himself after a relationship changes how he sees solitary confinement; a young woman becomes an abolitionist after experiencing the school to prison pipeline; a grandmother find a second chance in foster guardianship; a girl killed by police spurs a movement; a man imprisoned in Attica is haunted by a ghost of the riot. These characters intersect as systems of oppression intersect under the carceral state.
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