Mr. Edgar Barens MFA
Humane Prison Hospice Project
As a documentary filmmaker Mr. Barens has had a notable record of successful production in very stressful prison environments. His Academy Award-nominated (2014) documentary- Prison Terminal- has been shown in hundreds of prisons, colleges, universities, and community hospices nationwide. Mr. Barens takes great satisfaction in his ability to tackle large-scale problems within the American criminal justice system and present them on a very personal level so that the impact of a flawed correctional system can be made more palpable to the viewer. He took on the mission to document one of the few positive end-of-life programs that exists today behind bars in hopes that other facilities will emulate the prisoner-run hospice program and instill much needed dignity to dying in prison for all concerned.