Concrete, Steel, and Paint


“Concrete, Steel, and Paint” offers a comprehensive view of crime and its victims, punishment, and the importance of dialogue for bringing disparate, resentful groups of people together to affirm their common humanity. The film chronicles the complications that occurred when two Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, artists tried to bring together inmates of Graterford maximum-security prison and residents of Fairhill, a poor, violent neighborhood from which many of the inmates hail, to create a mural. The film emphasizes power of creativity and the ability of art to offer a channel of communication for people who desperately need it..

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