Join us a very special screening of the new documentary film Becoming Free, in partnership with Unchained Media Collective and the Georgetown University Law Center Criminal Justice Clinic and the Prisons and Justice Initiative.
Reserve your free ticket at becomingfreefilm.eventbrite.com.
Becoming Free recently received a Special Jury Award at the Awareness Film Festival in Los Angeles! Don't miss this exclusive opportunity to watch the film and be part of a conversation about reentry in DC.
This intimate and thought-provoking new film follows three young people in the nation's capital as they seek to break the cycle of poverty, violence and incarceration through entrepreneurship. They face a host of challenges–finding housing and employment, rebuilding relationships, breaking free from the stigma of a felony record and navigating the requirements of parole. And they are always walking the “thin line” that can lead back to prison with the smallest misstep or along a new path to a successful future. (Runtime: 40 minutes)
Watch the trailer: www.becomingfreefilm.com/trailer
Following the film, there will be a panel discussion about creating sustainable opportunities for community members returning from incarceration, featuring local returning citizens, policymakers and advocates, in conversation with experts from the Georgetown community.
Learn more about the film and explore the stories of some of DC's returning citizen entrepreneurs at www.becomingfreefilm.com. Becoming Free was produced in part with the generous support of the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities and Halcyon Arts Lab.