The official release of our documentary short and song Abolition!
Abolition is a song and documentary from the Social Justice Portal Project which was written and directed by Taína Asili, capturing the spirit of the growing movement for prison and police abolition in the United States.
The film shares Asili’s original song and examines the visions and practices of abolitionist activists, Derecka Purnell (author of Becoming Abolitionist), Greisa Martínez Rosas (executive director at United We Dream), and Aislinn Pulley (co-executive director at Chicago Torture Justice Center). Abolition invites viewers to envision abolition not only as the absence of police, prisons, and detention centers but as an opportunity to imagine possibilities for building more peaceful and just communities.
The Social Justice Portal Project is a collaborative think tank that brings together scholars, artists and activists to address the urgent questions of racial and social justice. Taína Asili, 2021-22 Artist in Residence, is releasing a three-part series of music and film interventions based on the Portal Project themes of abolition, climate justice, and economic democracy. The first in the series is Abolition.