Watch on Kanopy: Broken on All Sides (69 mins) (Links to an external site.)


After watching the film Broken on All Sides, answer the following questions.

  1. What is the central point of the documentary?
  2. What is the social problem the film addresses?
  3. How does the film define the “New Jim Crow”?
  4. How does this film present the reproduction of racial inequality? Provide a specific example.
  5. Using your sociological imagination, describe how the issue of mass incarceration needs to be examined in a historical context.