Here are a few of the film and multimedia projects we're working on right now at Unchained Media Collective. 



Cell 17 is a site-specific multimedia installation that brings viewers inside the experience of confinement in a prison cell. The installation features the voices of several men from DC who received life sentences as children and have been incarcerated for more than 20 years, through audio and video projections layering archival materials and memories from the “juvenile lifers.”

Cell 17 was presented in June 2018 in Washington, DC, as part of the By The People arts and dialogue festival. Click here to see more from the installation.



Becoming Free is a short documentary film that explores the reentry experience of three young people in the District of Columbia as they seek to break the cycle of poverty, violence and incarceration through entrepreneurship. But they are always walking the “thin line” that can lead back to prison with the smallest misstep or along a new path to the future.

Watch Becoming Free online at KweliTV!
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Our production company also partners with advocates and defense attorneys to engage in direct advocacy work, producing documentary-style biographical films or “sentencing videos” in collaboration with currently incarcerated people in order to present a fuller, more complex picture of themselves to judges and decision makers as part of sentencing or appeal proceedings.