National Broadcast Premiere: Nov. 25 & 26 on PBS


College Behind Bars, A Film by Lynn Novick, Produced by Sarah Botstein

College Behind Bars, a new four-part documentary about the transformative power of education, will premiere nationwide on PBS on November 25 and 26, 2019. College Behind Bars is an intimate look at the lives and experiences of a dozen BPI students and their families that confronts and challenges conventional wisdom about the purpose of both education and incarceration.


Ways to Watch

Tune in to the broadcast premiere on PBS, Nov. 25 & 26 at 9pm EST/8pm CT

Stream anytime online at starting on Nov 25.

Stream anytime via the PBS Video App on your smart TV or device starting on Nov. 25.

How to Catch an Advanced Screening

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College Behind Bars is directed and produced by Lynn Novick; produced by Sarah Botstein; edited by Tricia Reidy ACE; produced by Salimah El-Amin and Mariah Doran; original music by Jongnic Bontemps; cinematography by Buddy Squires ASC and Nadia Hallgren. Ken Burns is executive producer. College Behind Bars is a production of Skiff Mountain Films, in association with Florentine Films and WETA-TV.

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Skiff Mountain Films