Sep 20, 2023, 6PM

“Angola Do You Hear Us?” Film Screening with Mural Arts


This compelling film tells the story of playwright Liza Jessie Peterson, whose acclaimed play “The Peculiar Patriot” was shut down midperformance at the Louisiana State Penitentiary, commonly known as Angola Prison. The film examines how one woman’s play challenged the country’s largest plantation prison and impacted the incarcerated men in the audience long after the record of her visit was erased by the institution’s administration.

This film screening is presented by Mural Arts Philadelphia, Institute of Contemporary Art Philadelphia, Aubin Pictures, and MTV Documentary Films. A Q&A will follow the screening.

Register to attend this free event here.

Please contact Brittany Clottey, ICA Public Engagement Project Manager and Administrative Coordinator, at  with any questions or access requests.


Programming at ICA is made possible in part by the Emily and Jerry Spiegel Fund to Support Contemporary Culture and Visual Arts and the Lise Spiegel Wilks and Jeffrey Wilks Family Foundation. Public and Student Engagement at ICA is supported by the Bernstein Public Engagement Fund, Suzanne Weiss Doft & Jacob W. Doft, Hilarie L. & Mitchell Morgan, and by Dana McDonald Strong & Mark W. Strong.