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College behind bars [videodisc] / Ken Burns presents ; a film by Lynn Novack ; a Skiff Mountain Films production ; in association with Florentine Films ; produced by Salimah El-Amin & Mariah Doran ; produced by Sarah Botstein ; produced & directed by Lynn Novick.

Burns, Ken, 1953- (presenter,, television producer.). El-Amin, Salimah, (television producer.). Doran, Mariah, (television producer.). Botstein, Sarah, 1972- (television producer.). Novick, Lynn, (television producer, television director.). Skiff Mountain Films, (production company.). Florentine Films, (production company.). Public Broadcasting Service (U.S.), (broadcaster.). PBS Distribution (Firm), (publisher.).


Explore the transformative power of education through the eyes of a dozen incarcerated men and women trying to earn college degrees, and a chance at new beginnings.

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781531711146
  • Physical Description: 2 videodiscs (240 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
  • Publisher: Arlington, VA : PBS, [2019]

Content descriptions

General Note:
Widescreen (16x9)
Formatted Contents Note:
disc 1. part 1. Nobody ever taught me any of that ; part 2. I'm trying to get home to my family, too -- disc 2. part 3. Every single word matters ; part 4. Home is a work in progress.
Creation/Production Credits Note:
Cinematography, Billy Squires, ASC, Nadia Hallgren ; music, Jongnic Bontemps ; editor, Tricia Reidy.
Target Audience Note:
Rating: TV14.
System Details Note:
DVD; Widescreen (16x9) presentation; 5.1 surround.
Language Note:
English or Spanish dialogue with optional English and Spanish subtites.
Subject: Prisoners > Education (Higher) > United States.
Prisoners > Education (Higher) > Law and legislation.
Genre: Documentary television programs.
Nonfiction television programs.
Television mini-series.
Television programs.

Available copies

  • 1 of 1 copy available at Niagara Falls. (Show)
  • 1 of 1 copy available at Niagara Falls Public Library.


  • 0 current holds with 1 total copy.
Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Victoria 364.8 Colle 38080600076382 Adult DVD Available -

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