“Coldwater Kitchen” is mostly set inside a prison. But it’s definitely not a typical prison documentary. This Freep Film Festival preview produced by Detroit Public TV, and featuring an interview with co-director Brian Kaufman, explains how the film moves beyond the tropes often included in documentaries exploring the carceral system.

The DPTV story also looks at the AAPI film series that’s part of this year’s Freep Film Festival.