Edgar Barens MFA
Humane Prison Hospice Project
Mr. Edgar Barens has a notable record of successful documentary film production in stressful prison environments. Mr. Barens’s 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 behind bars today in hopes that other facilities will emulate the prisoner-run hospice program and extend much-needed dignity to the process of dying in prison.