Bioneers 2024 Conference

Film Screening: Calls from Home

This film, directed and produced by Sylvia Ryerson, won a prestigious award for best nonfiction film or television presentation on Appalachia or its people from the Appalachian Studies Association. It’s about a longstanding radio program that sends familial messages of love to people incarcerated in Central Appalachia, one of the most concentrated regions of rural prison and jail growth nationwide. Calls from Home follows the weekly broadcast through prison walls, portraying the many forms of distance that rural prison building creates—and the ceaseless work to end the racist system of mass incarceration and family separation.

Goldman Theater, Brower Center


March 28th | 9:20 pm to 10:10 pm