2018-06-22 / Community

Film will focus on former prisoner; Q and A after

“An American Portrait of Raymond Luc Levasseur” will be shown at 6 p.m. Friday, June 22 at Portland Media Center, 516 Congress St.

The film profiles Levasseur, who served 20 years in prison (much of it in solitary confinement) for his political/illegal acts. He currently works to end solitary confinement and for prison transformation. He will speak after the film.

Levasseur grew up in a French Canadian neighborhood in Sanford, near a now-abandoned textile mills. After spending some time in Boston, he enlisted and went to Vietnam. After returning, he discovered political activism and joined the United Freedom Front. In 1984, he was arrested for participating in bombing attacks by the UFF in protest of U.S. foreign policy.

The film showing is free, with donations accepted. For more information, call 284-3358

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