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Power House Movie: "Since I Been Down"

  • 02 Feb 2022
  • 7:00 PM
  • Gesa Powerhouse Theatre

Gesa Power House Theatre presents a Power House Movie screening of the 2020 documentary film Since I Been Down on Wednesday, February 2, 2022 at 7:00 p.m.

Meet Kimonti Carter. Former president and current member of an over 40-year Washington State prisoner-initiated program, the Black Prisoners’ Caucus. At 34, Kimonti founded TEACH (Taking Education and Creating History), a remarkably innovative prisoner education program.

Kimonti and a group of his peers maneuver through a non-negotiable pathway to joining gangs as early as 11-years-old. This is a community profoundly impacted by the city’s disinvestment in housing, education, and employment as well as our policies in the 1990’s

Since I Been Down is told by the people who have lived these conditions, unravels intimate stories from interviews brought to life through archival footage, cinema verité discussions, masquerade, and dance , unravelling why children commit violent crime and how these children – now adults – are breaking free from their fate by creating a model of justice that is transforming their lives, our humanity and a quality of life for all our children.

Reserved seating tickets ($15 adults, $10 students) will go on sale to the public on Friday, November 26, online or by calling the box office at 509-529-6500. This event will have a total runtime of about 2 hours.

If you want to purchase 4 or more titles in the Power House Movie series together and save 10%, please call the box office at 509-529-6500 (offer not available online).

Please review our current health and safety precautions, including required mask use. Ticket holders will receive an email during the week before the show with any updates.

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