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Thursday November 1st, Los Angeles Ca
Thursday November 8th, New York, NY
In 2012, California amended its “Three Strikes” law—one of the harshest criminal sentencing policies in the country. The passage of Prop. 36 marked the first time in U.S. history that citizens voted to shorten sentences of those currently incarcerated. Within days, the reintegration of thousands of “lifers” was underway. THE RETURN examines this unprecedented reform through the eyes of those on the front lines—prisoners suddenly freed, families turned upside down, reentry providers helping navigate complex transitions, and attorneys and judges wrestling with an untested law. At a moment of reckoning on mass incarceration, what can California’s experiment teach the nation?
Less Than 55Mins
An in-depth look at Poverty in America. What are its causes, what are its effects, and ultimately asks the question, 'Is there Hope?.' The current poverty rate in America is staggering, and the future is bleak. This film takes a closer look at the research from Dr. Ron Haskins and Dr. Isabel Sawhill that outlines a three-step process towards changing the tide in America. ED. WORK. WED. The film focuses its attention on Amarillo Texas, a rural hub of the Texas Panhandle. We speak with educators, pastors, students, and community leaders about what Poverty looks like in their hometown. The data is harsh, but the opportunity is real. The film is not a political statement, but a rally cry for our communities to step up for their neighbors. There is hope and it resides in each and every one of us.