Each year, over 600,000 people return from jail or prison to our communities, where they face countless barriers to employment, housing, and reintegration. The film explores the challenges of reentry and the role communities can play in reducing these barriers. Viewers will hear from four storytellers–George, Shaquan, Sing and Armando–who share portions of their life stories, illuminating the common threads that run through the experiences of many of the over two million people incarcerated in the U.S.
There will be a discussion after the screening with George Halfkenny, one of the film’s storytellers, Kim Yeasir, Co-founder and Chief Empowerment Officer of THRIVE Communities of Massachusetts, and Deborah Douglas, Co-Editor in Chief of The Emancipator. Audience members will have the opportunity to ask questions as well.