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Director to Screen Oscar-Nominated Documentary Short at Creighton

Creighton University's Center for Health Policy and Ethics, Department of Journalism, Media & Computing, Center for Catholic Thought and the University Committee on Lectures, Films, and Concerts will host a screening of the Academy Award nominated documentary short, "Prison Terminal: The Last Days of Private Jack Hall," on Tuesday, April 1 from 6-8 p.m. in the Harper Center Hixson-Lied Auditorium. The documentary's director, Edgar Barens, will join a panel discussion immediately following the film.

"Prison Terminal: The Last Days of Private Jack Hall" breaks through the walls of one of America's oldest maximum security prisons to tell the story of the final months in the life of Jack Hall, a terminally ill prisoner, and the hospice volunteers who are prisoners themselves. The film draws from footage shot over a six-month period behind the walls of the Iowa State Penitentiary and provides a fascinating and often poignant account of how the hospice experience can profoundly touch even the forsaken lives of the incarcerated.

The screening and panel discussion are free and open to the public. Registration is required at http://CUPrisonTerminal.eventbrite.com.