A new PBS documentary series follows prisoners who earn college degrees from the Bard Prison Initiative while serving time in maximum security. Director Lynn Novick and graduates Sebastian Yoon and Dyjuan Tatro talk about how the program changes lives.
In this episode of the Making Sense podcast, Sam Harris speaks with Lynn Novick about her four-part documentary "College Behind Bars." The film follows the progress of students in the Bard Prison Initiative (BPI) as they pursue their undergraduate degrees. Sam and Lynn are joined by Jule Hall, a BPI graduate who served a 22-year sentence and is now working for the Ford Foundation. You can support the Making Sense Podcast and receive subscriber-only content at samharris.org/subscribe.
Award-winning film maker Lynn Novick joined the Frontline Club to review her critically acclaimed film The Vietnam War. She discussed various aspects of the film with famed Vietnam war journalist John Laurence. Lynn and her team interviewed over 100 people for the series which was 10 years in the making. The result is one of the most in depth documentaries on the roughly 20 year conflict.
Emmy and Peabody Award-winning documentary filmmaker, Lynn Novick, held an informal Q&A with veterans about the 18-hour documentary series she co-directed with Ken Burns at The Hamilton on Veterans Day 2017.
In their new 10-part PBS documentary series, the filmmakers uncover never-before-seen footage from the Vietnam War. The series tells the story of the war from multiple perspectives: American soldiers, the government, the South and North Vietnamese, and the protestors in the U.S. Also, film critic David Edelstein reviews 'Trophy.'